Pocket, Apr 2001, 23.95
On Christmas break from college, Maggie McCaffery returned home to Springwater, Montana where she tried to forge a relationship with town bad boy J.T. Wainwright. He rejected her, breaking her heart. On the rebound, Maggie marries Connor Bartholomew, but ultimately they divorce and she returns home again with plans to convert the Springwater Station into a bed and breakfast. J.T. also comes home after being shot in the line of duty as a New York police detective.
J.T. knows he blew it years ago with the only woman he ever loved and prays he has a second chance though he remains haunted by the death of his NYPD partner. However, Maggie wants nothing to do with J.T. though he still makes her heart thump out of control.
Talented Linda Lael Miller provides her fans with the romantic tale of two descendants from her popular Springwater series. The contemporary story line is fun for those readers who enjoyed Ms. Miller's nineteenth century stories. The romance is the core of the book, but a subplot involving ugly ranch incidents add unnecessary suspense to a story that reads quite well as a second chance at love novel.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner