Echoes of Summer (Silhouette Special Edition, No 650)
Echoes of Summer - Silhouette Special Edition, No 650 Author:Barbara Faith Eden Adair was missing a vital piece of her past, and only one man could help her retrieve it: Linc McAllister, the doctor whose sure, steady hands had delivered her baby sixteen years ago . . . then delivered the infant into adoption and consoled Eden in her teenage torment. — Eden tracked him down. With the passage of time, the doctor had becom... more »e even surer, steadier, more manly. Widowed, a single parent himself, he had to know how meaningful her quest was. Yet, mysteriously, he would not help her find her child. Why was he so adamant? And why did he and his teenage daughter evoke so many echoes of that long-ago summer of Eden's youth?« less
Granted, the story has an "old feel" to it, but it was published in early '91 so was likely written in '89 or '90. We're talking over 20 years ago; if you take that into account, I enjoyed it.
Mild spoiler - the heroine was date-raped as a teen. This is shared in flashback earl on and had bearing on the story. I thought the author did a great job with such a serious topic.
The hero was a bit more aloof than I like, you can tell he's patterned after the typical Harlequin Presents hero of decades past, and the 2nd half of the story didn't quite hold me as much as the 1st half, but all-in-all, a good, solid "Special Edition" read.
I especially liked the hero's daughter. Her character felt real & acted like a real teenager.