Country music heartthrob Jonathan Van Castle, on the run from overenthusiastic groupies, barges into the shop of the one woman in town guaranteed not to be impressed by him, his music, or his fame. Lily's husband is dead, her livelihood is in danger, and her concern is only for Jon's two children, whom he hasn't seen in years. Gradually, Jon comes to see Lil as the answer to his dilemma. He arranges a marriage of convenience in order to wrest custody of Melanie and Michael from Belinda, their abusive mother, but comes to love Lil for herself and to enjoy the loving atmosphere she and her unconventional extended family create for him, his children, and his entourage. As the custody hearing approaches, Belinda's greed overcomes her good sense, and Jon realizes just what a treasure he has found in Lil. Corgiat's Missouri Ozark-based contemporary romance starts slowly and builds rapidly toward a shattering climax. Lynne WelchCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
What the critics said...
"..one of those wonderful romances that truly captures the heart...strong characterizations spring vividly to life. Filled with joy and laughter, pathos and challenges... very highly recommended.
Cynthia Penn, Midwest Book Reviews
"...heartwarming debut ...readers will enjoy every last note."
Ginger Curwen, Barnes & Noble
"wonderful...more than love and lust, romance and passion... a novel about the struggles that people face everyday."
A Romance Review
"...builds rapidly toward a shattering climax."
"The unforgettable charcters resonate long after the last page is turned."
RT BOOKclub, Top Pick
"Heartwarming... Like a country song, it's sad and happy in all the right places."
Amanda Killgore, Huntress Reviews
"This book was a treasure."