When a 6 week old baby-girl is deposited onto Wyatt Black’s doorstep, both he and his reluctant neighbor, Elli Marchuk, must overcome fears that have driven both of them to run from their past, and ultimately trust in each other. Their growing love for this child, who unknowingly becomes the catalyst for healing past hurts, is at the centre of a heartwarming story that, like all good romances do, leaves you feeling hope for good things to come.
I don’t read a lot of contemporaries but I think Donna Alward is a master at capturing the heart of the everyday, simple lives that most of us lead. Her characters feel real – they drive beat up cars, they have messy kitchens and the homes are like the ones that most of us live in. They aren’t secret agents or Lords of the Manor, but there is something genuine about them that makes them really easy (ironically) escape into. This is the perfect book for a rainy March afternoon, tucked in on your couch with a cup of coffee, while ignoring the toys scattered on the floor– because that’s what life is, isn’t it? And Donna Alward gets that. Pick it up, and then get yourself to eHarlequin and go through her back list. You’ll be doing yourself a favour.