Synopses & Reviews
Michelle thought she had lost everything at 17. Her father, a Hollywood legend, had summoned her to his Montana ranch. When he had learned of his daughter's affair with a hired hand, he had fired him and destroyed his family. Michelle, pregnant, had fled to Seattle. Years have passed. Her son is lost to her. Her father needs her.
Wiggs's sensitive portrayal of parents and lovers trying to bond despite a less-than-perfect past exemplifies the richness and realism this theme can lend a love story."
--- Publishers Weekly
"Realistic, appealing protagonists, secondary characters who are much more than caricatures, and a plot compelling in its simplicity are pluses for this well-written, engrossing novel, which may surprise but not disappoint Wiggs's historical fans."
--- Library Journal
At last, Michelle Turner is going back to the Montana town where she grew up too fast, fell in love too hard, and wound up pregnant and alone. Because the now-successful advertising executive has just learned that only she can save the father she barely knew, an aging Hollywood star. What Michelle cannot know is that this journey home will be her last chance to save herself as well. For her sick father, she must bridge the gulf that distance and time have widened. For her troubled teenage son, she must find the miracle that will pull him away from the abyss that threatens his future. And for Sam McPhee, the man who left her years ago, she must take the most frightening - and most exhilarating - step of all: Face the truth that hurts...and the love that heals.
Michelle is going back to the town where she grew up. She's just learned that she's the only one who can save the father she barely knew. What she doesn't know is that this journey will be her last chance to save herself as well.
About the Author
SUSAN WIGGS published her first book with Zebra in 1987, and since then she has been published by Avon, Tor, HarperCollins, Harlequin, and Mira Books, in addition to Warner. Unable to completely abandon her past profession as a teacher, Susan is a frequent workshop leader and speaker at writers' conferences, including the literary institution Fields End and the legendary Maui Writers Conference. She is the proud recipient of two RITA awards for Lord of the Night and The Mistress, and is often a finalist for the prestigious award. She lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest with her family.