Twelve years later, young Daniel St. Claire--son of Jenny and Luke--decides to look for his father, but his trip is interrupted by a reckless car. Although his physical body is trapped in a coma and tied to a hospital bed, his spiritual self is alive and well. Aided by a guardian angel named Jacob, he works to reunite his mother and father, and help his beloved cousins, uncles, and aunts confront and resolve their problems. Daniel's spiritual journey lends an added dimension to both the love story between his parents and the trials and tribulations of his earthly relatives.
** This full length novel is approximately 100,000 words
** Winner of RITA Award for Best Contemporary Romance from Romance Writers of America
From the back cover:
In her impetuous summer of love, Jenny St. Claire found Luke Sheridan -- her dashing knight in intern's scrubs. But a fast-track future and rigid, ambitious parents drove passion out of Luke's life. And the summer ended, leaving Jenny with a broken heart... and a beautiful son, Danny, to help mend it.
Years later it is tragedy that reunites them -- the father whom a son longs to know, and the mother who has tried desperately to forget. And as Luke and Jenny struggle to ignore the pain and desire reborn in a look and a touch, only the remarkable courage of a young boy -- and the help of a rather unorthodox guardian angel -- can offer them the most precious gift of all: a second chance at the love of a lifetime.
"A warm, moving story of the power of love." Debbie Macomber
"Wonderful story, wonderful cast -- this is a do-not-miss reading experience." Rendezvous Magazine
"Barbara Freethy brings a tender poignancy to mainstream romantic fiction." Romantic Times
"The depth is incredible, the minds of the characters (and there are quite a few) delightful. Clearly a hit!" Heartland Critiques
"Exceptional. I couldn't put it down!" The Time Machine Newsletter
"The lead players are excellent and the support cast superb ... Kudos to Barbara Freethy for a first class reading experience." Affaire de Coeur