Setting: Contemporary Connecticut Sensuality: 8 Olivia Bennett and Quinn Leary share a past. She lived in the big house on the hill, he lived in the gardener's cottage with his father, and they'd spent their high school years competing for the best grades. But when Quinn's father was accused of murdering Olivia's cousin, father and son became fugitives, never to be seen again. That is until Quinn returns to the town of Keepsake, Connecticut, to reopen the case and clear his father's name. Olivia doesn't know it, but she has waited for Quinn's return just as he has waited to return to her. A powerful, passionate love denied for 17 years blazes between them, and Olivia is willing to defy her family to have Quinn. But her championing of Quinn exposes her to danger, for someone in Keepsake doesn't want the murder solved. Dark forces threaten to harm Olivia as well as Quinn if he continues to investigate. And in his search to clear his father's name, Quinn discovers secrets about the Bennett family that would destroy Olivia and tear the two lovers apart forever. Which will Olivia choose, the family she loves or the man she can't live without?
Keepsake is a deeply emotional tale of love and life in a small New England town--with all of its secrets, prejudices, unforgettable characters, and charm--interwoven with a murder mystery that has a surprising solution. A fine offering from an author worthy of keeping an eye on.--Lois Faye Dyer
"[She's] destined to become a major voice in women's fiction." --Publishers Weekly
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