February 27, 2007
Available in: Paperback, e-Book (reprint)
REUNITED AFTER YEARS APART, CAN TWO KINDRED
SPIRITS REKINDLE THE PASSTION OF THEIR FIRST LOVE?
Since the age of nineteen, Abigail McKenna has been on her own. Working hard to fulfill her dream of professional success and financial security, Abby has put her personal life on hold, content to bury herself in her career. But when she's laid off from her fast-tract position in a Philadelphia financial consulting firm, she is stunned to find herself with a dwindling savings account and no promising job prospects. When a letter arrives holding the solution to all her financial problems, Abby is relieved but saddened. Her dear Aunt Leila has passed away, naming Abby sole beneficiary of her estate.
But Abby is in for a few surprises when she arrives in Primrose, North Carolina, to claim her inheritance. Her aunt's home is now a ramshackle old house in desperate need of repair, not the elegant Victorian mansion of Abby's childhood memories, and it's inhabited by her aunt's best friend, Belle, who appears to be staying on as a permanent guest. Everything about Primrose has changed, but Abby still has her memories...lazy summer days and warm summer nights spent with Alex Kane, a past---and a love---she can't forget...
Mariah Stewart is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of forty-one novels, three novellas, and several short stories, and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal. She has been a RITA finalist in romantic suspense and the recipient of the Award of Excellence for contemporary romance, a RIO Award for excellence in women’s fiction, and has received a Reviewers Choice Award from Romantic Times Magazine. A three-time winner of the Golden Leaf Award presented by the New Jersey Romance Writers, Stewart was awarded their Lifetime Achievement Award and is in their Hall of Fame. She is the author of several bestselling contemporary romance series, including the Chesapeake Diaries; the Hudson Sisters, a women’s fiction trilogy, and several series of suspense novels (the Dead series, the Mercy Street series, among others), and has been published by Random House and Simon and Schuster. She is currently working on a new novel of women’s fiction. A native of Hightstown, NJ, Mariah lives in Chester County, PA, with her husband of forty years and two rowdy rescue dogs. The mother of two adult daughters, she’s the happy grandmother of five.