Cimarron Refuge Author:Margaret Daley Originally published as ONCE UPON A FAMILY in 2007. This books is a part of the Harlequin Heartwarming series. — He understands angry teen boys--he'd been one himself. — As the local high school principal, Peter Stone knows troubled student Sean Williams needs someone to talk to, and Peter wants to help. Then he meets the boy's beautiful mother ... more »and he starts yearning to be the one she can rely on.
Laura, a widow caring for her four children and ailing aunt, has no time for romance. She's determined to start over in Cimarron City, and she doesn't need Peter to do it. Yet somehow, despite her protests, Laura finds herself and her brood frequent visitors to Peter's ranch, a refuge for abandoned animals. As Peter tries to show Laura she can still be strong and accept his help, he hopes she'll accept his love...and unite them all as a family.« less