Gracie Mae escapes the madness of an abusive husband when she and her children, Ella, four years of age, and Jacob, only 18 months old, move back to Gracie's home town of Sanford, Illinois, where they take shelter with her sister and fiancé, Greta and Frank. The attraction to Dr. John Azzari was immediate when a visit to the pediatrician office became necessary due to Jacob's ear infections. As a receptive pediatrician, John sensed this family was running from something, or someone.
"Author had good intentions, but not believable."
The end of Julia Belden's marriage came as no surprise. Although it began for a pregnancy, she and Carl stayed married for 10 years. Their only emotional connection was a baby who did not survive past one day. After two years of grieving for his wife, Nick Sitello kept busy while teaching high school math and raising Sammy. Romance never entered his mind until his encounter with Julia while on a weekend getaway.