From the Author
I was honored to find out this story had been chosen for theSpecial Edition American Heroes series, April 2018. When I wrote Mark, I watched and listened tothe stories of soldiers who, long after serving their country, were stillpaying a price, dealing with PTSD. Mark returned home a changed man, and ittook the love of his parents, grandfather and brothers, as well as a goodwoman, to help him finally find peace. He accepted being a different version ofhimself, stronger for the insight.
The last person in the world Mark expected to fall for wasLaurel, the mother of three who moved in across the street. Feeling in over herhead starting up the new Prescott B and B while still healing and mourning theloss of her husband, and dealing with her moody teenage son and spiritedfour-year-old twins, she never expected to fall in love again. Who had time orthe inclination?
It's funny how sometimes life steps in and hands peopleexactly what they need at the worst possible time in their lives. Fortunately,Mark and Laurel were so attracted to each other, they eventually saw throughthe obstacles and became ready, willing and able to give that unrequested giftof love a real chance.
I hope you'll enjoy this second story in The Delaney's ofSandpiper beach trilogy. I loved writing it.
Thanks for reading,