It's Christmas and there are wedding bells ringing around Coulter's Restaurant as they prepare to celebrate Rosalie and Michael's wedding. But the bride is hiding something, a secret that she won't even share with her fiance, and that secret has Rosalie calling off the wedding. Can Grace, her best friend, intervene in time to save Rosalie from making the biggest mistake of her life?
May 1942 - Regan O'Reilly comes from a long line of police officers. She would have followed her father and brother into the Force, but women officers are rare and usually relegated to the status of social workers. Now she's a private investigator with her own agency and the freedom to live her life the way she wants. That is, until she meets widower Mark Harris and his delightful son, Patrick, who have plans of their own for Regan.
May, 1942 - Regan O'Reilly comes from a long line of police officers. She would have followed her father and brother into the force but women officers are rare and usually relegated to the status of social workers. Now she's a private investigator with her own agency and the freedom to live her life the way she wants. That is until she meets widower Mark Harris and his delightful son, Patrick, who have plans of their own for Regan.
Grace Coulter has been hiding in the kitchen of her family restaurant since she was eight years old. That's when the name-calling began. Stretch, skinny-minny, boy in girl's clothes, all because of the slender height that had her towering over even the tallest boys in the class. Now, nearly thirty years later, Grace is head chef of the failing restaurant and still hiding in the kitchen. Like many businesses during the current recession, Coulter's may have to start laying off employees or even close.
May, 1942 - Regan O'Reilly is on her way to the biggest assignment of her career as a private investigator. Magnum's Department Store has been plagued by a series of thefts and Regan must go undercover to solve the case. If she's successful, it will be a real feather in her cap. Not to mention, the job takes her out of the reach of Mark Harris, the man who has begun to win her heart.
November, 1942 - Regan is sent by the OSS to join the underground in a France struggling to survive under German occupation. She is assigned to gather information on the infamous wolf packs; U-boats that travel in groups to hunt down and sink Allied warships. But she begins to suspect that her French contacts may be working against her. When Regan's mission takes an unexpected turn, her only thought is to return to the man she left behind and her only fear is that she might not make it out of France alive.
August, 1942 - Fresh from the successful completion of an undercover assignment, Regan is determined to do her bit for the war effort. Before returning home, she goes to Washington to offer her investigative skills to the Army. Now all Regan has to do is avoid Mark Harris who is still actively pursuing her and ignore the call of her own heart.