Edge of Forever (Silhouette Special Edition, No 484)
Edge of Forever - Silhouette Special Edition, No 484 Author:Sherryl Woods Dana Brantley had moved to sleepy River Glen to escape her traumatic past and find the peace she craved. Then a charming ten-year-old interrupted her solitude -- and on the boy's heels came his handsome, insistent father. Passionate Nick Verone jeopardized her privacy... and her heart. — Nick was intrigued by Dana's elusiveness. How could... more » a woman with so much love to give ignore the fires between them? He had to uncover the secrets that haunted her, but he walked a fine line between interest and intrusion. Would the truth push him over the edge and destroy their fragile union?« 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.