From the Author
When I reread that original story last year, I didn't like it. Why were my hero and heroine always angry? Why was the hero, Elias, so thoroughly unlikable? The answer was that I mistook anger for passion and, as any decent romance writer knows, they are not the same.
Turns out I didn't know these characters very well. I had to rewrite them to understand them. Elias now has a beguiling combination of strength and vulnerability, which I had missed the first time. And -- how to put this? -- he is perhaps the most unselfish romantic partner any woman could have. How he helps Harriet come to understand her true worth is -- well, it's in the book.
Food is still key to the story--it's a metaphor for their developing romance--and there's a wonderful recipe at the end. But I have rewritten the entire story, and I hope you'll give it a try.