From Library Journal
Six months after Rachel Tanner's husband, Gary, dies in an automobile accident, the insurance company rules that his death was a suicide. Refusing to believe that Gary would kill himself, Rachel leaves their apple orchard home and goes to San Francisco, where her husband kept an apartment to use weekdays. She talks his best friend and partner, Dylan Prescott, into searching the apartment with her. As the two look for clues, Rachel notices a perfume bottle on Gary's dresser...and it isn't hers. Later, when Dylan brings Gary's things home to Rachel he impulsively offers to finish the dream house that Gary had started for Rachel. As indications of Gary's other life begin to surface, Dylan has a hard time keeping his own secret hidden he's loved Rachel since he first set eyes on her. A second love story, that of Rachel's younger sister, is skillfully interwoven throughout the book. Although the plot is a classic retread, RITA Award winner Freethy has penned another exceptional piece of fiction. Shelley Mosley, Glendale P.L., AZ
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About the Author
Barbara Freethy is the author of nine novels for Avon Books. She has captured the hearts of readers with her warm, wonderful romances that celebrate the full spirit of love. Her first novel Avon Books, Daniel's Gift, a poignant tale about a little boy and his estanged parents, won the RITA Award for Best Contemporary Romance. Other award-winning titles include Ryan's Return, Ask Mariah, and her most recent novel, Just the Way You Are.
Barbara resides in Northern California with her husband and two children.