ImaJinn, 2003. 13.75, 240 pp.
During a nasty storm off Lake Superior, nurse midwife Kate Morgan breaks her ankle. Barely able to walk while trees come crashing down near her, she gingerly limps into a stranger. He surprises her by easily lifting her and her heavy bag and carries her to safety in his cabin. Kate's ankle is broken.
As she rests in his cabin, she notices how Sam Reese her savior keeps giving her odd glances as if he finds her attractive. Kate has never had a male in Bourner's Crossing, Michigan look at her like Sam does when he thinks she is not observing him. In fact the townsfolk especially her five younger siblings think of Kate as everyone's dependable big sister healer. Over the next few days Kate offers friendship, but Sam the recluse seems to want to say no. However, he cannot control his growing attraction to her that she reciprocates. Sam came to hide and heal, but to Kate his behavior is not that of a hermit as he appears to always provide a helping hand to everyone even as weird happenings are occurring in this Upper Peninsular town as if love is causing MIRACLES.
This is a reprint of a great inspirational romance released in 1990 and still as powerful, beautiful and as original as ever. The story line is character driven as Sam and Kate find needed healing nurturing one another. The support cast brings out the isolation and beauty of the area and insight into Kate's character and indirectly Sam's as well. Readers will appreciate this warm tale that answers the question Do You Believe in Miracles? Readers will answer with an astounding yes.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner