Jessica Clayton thinks that her deceased father was her only family. Why then, does she receive an invitation to a family reunion in Sedona? Jessica goes in search of the family she never knew and along the way meets Ross McLeod and discovers a 50 year old mystery to be solved. Recommended.
Jessica Clayton receives an invitation to a family reunion-a family she
doesn't even know. But what a family-all sorts of underlying agendas going on. Jessica always wanted a family but never imagined one like this. Complacating things Jexssica is attracted to Ross MacLeod the adopted son of Jessica's aunt Sarah. A nice mix of romance and suspense.
In 1950 Sedona, Arizona, Harding Clements confronts his wife Lori and his own brother Heath for having an affair. Harding learns that Heath has also used the cattle sale money to buy bonds in an offshore outfit that leaves the farm precariously short of cash. Harding confronts Heath, but accidentally kills both his brother and his spouse. Feeling like Cain, Harding takes his little girl and flees east.
In 1999 Atlanta, Jessica Clayon receives an invitation to attend a family reunion in Sedona, Arizona. Since her father died, Jessica has no family. She also remembers her father was a lousy dad filled with anger and constantly moving them from state to state. Jessica, in need of a warm and loving family decides to travel to Arizona to learn the truth about her dad. However, instead of the friendly welcome as she envisioned, Jessica lands in the middle of a dangerous power struggle. Only ranch manager Ross Macleod seemingly tries to protect her.
Using a family dispute fueled by anger and mistrust, Patricia Potter provides her readers with a powerful romantic intrigue tale that showcases the author's vast talent. The stimulating story line moves rather quickly due to the depth to the ensemble cast. However, the plot truly belongs to the heroine who just wants the love of a family, something she never had. Ms. Potter gently reminding readers that being loved and loving others is critical for being a complete person. This is a novel that will long be remembered by those who read it.
A great read!!! She receives an invitation to a family reunion and always believed her father was her only family. She has always wanted a family but now her dream turns into a nightmare. I will be looking for more books by this author.