Edge of Forever: Edge of Forever / A Natural Father (Bestselling Author Collection)
Edge of Forever Edge of Forever / A Natural Father - Bestselling Author Collection Author:Sherryl Woods, Sarah Mayberry EDGE OF FOREVER by Sherryl Woods — River Glen was at the edge of nowhere -- a tiny, sleepy town nestled on the shores of the Potomac. It was perfect for Dana Brantley, who, after a rocky couple of years, was looking for a peaceful place to start over. — But the townspeople had other ideas for the new librarian. They thought she wa... more »s perfect for their most eligible bachelor, Nick Verone. So did Nick's ten-year-old son, Tony. And so did Nick, himself. He was intrigued by the mysterious Dana, and determined to find a way through her reserve. But what he discovers is a wounded and fragile soul. It will take more than his usual charm to convince her that in River Glen -- and with him -- she has found the edge of forever.
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A NATURAL FATHER by Sarah Mayberry
What is she thinking? Being pregnant, single and expanding her business? No doubt about it, Lucy Basso's hands are full. As if that's not enough, hottie Dominic Bianco is showing more than a little interest in her. Even her impending motherhood doesn't seem to faze him. In fact, he's acting as tender and protective as if she were carrying his baby.
But something seems to be keeping Dom from fully committing to her. If Lucy could only know what it is, she might understand. Or maybe she'd tell him it doesn't matter. Because she knows he's a good man and he'd make an ideal father.« less
A sensitive romance dealing with aftereffects of domestic violence, this book was probably startling when it was published in 1988. Sadly, the great revelation is something we're all too used to hearing about today. Dana the librarian and Tony the small town hero do reach their happily ever after when she draws on his support to confront her past. I thought her ability to completely relocate without any kind of support system was a stretch and I tend to like my escapist reads to be a little less dark.
To my surprise I liked the Mayberry title even better than Woods' book. Lucy's single parent pregnancy is presented realistically rather than romanticized and the hero is a delight. The Italian community was fun to read about. I was in tears by the end.