Book 2 of "A Place Called Home" - where Wyoming hearts beat true ? He was an officer ? but no gentleman. The proof? Even when his childhood companion became his best friend's wife, Colonel John Griffin Jr. still wanted her. True, he'd rejected Ellyn's youthful advances, knowing he was unfit to be the husband she deserved. And he'd silently watched her wed another, become a mother, and still cherish his friendship from afar. But now Ellyn was widowed, his godchildren fatherless. And Grif had to do the right thing: head home to Far Hills, Wyoming and help the little family. Still, he'd need to resist the kids' hero worship ? and Ellyn's honeyed lips. For wouldn't a good soldier always protect his beloved - even from himself? FROM THE CRITICS Rendezvous A beautiful, emotional story that cuts right through the reader's heart. Ms. McLinn is an amazing storyteller whose insight into the human heart .