ISBN 1-58787-162-9 Embiid ed. $3.99
(Formats Available: EBK, PALM)
ISBN 1-58787-163-7 Rocket ed. $4.99
First Embiid edition August 2002
First published by Harlequin American Romance in 1988
Cover art by Melisa Michaels
Victoria Tankersley had her life all planned out: literature degree from Vassar, master's degree, Ph.D., faculty position at an Eastern university, and happily ever after with her wealthy Eastern fiance Brad. They would have a white federal-styled house on a tree-lined street. Three bright, beautiful, well-behaved children. A dog that would stay outside where it couldn't destroy the Sheraton and Hepplewhite. A paneled library. Scholarly friends. And talented students who sat at their feet eager for words of wisdom.
That was before Phil Wilcox helped the bank foreclose on all her dreams. No more school. No more Brad, when he saw the reality of a hardscrabble hill-country ranch. Now all Victoria wants is to keep what's left of the ranch going, safeguard her father's failing health, teach at the local school, and enjoy the glorious Oklahoma countryside. It's not a bad life. It's hard, but she's used to it, and there are aspects of it she loves.
And then Phil Wilcox drops back into her life. Phil Wilcox, the man she adored when she was a child, the man who helped the bank destroy her dreams and her father's health when she was a young adult, the man she cannot forget, or ignore, or even despise. The man who seems determined to change the course of her life all over again no matter how she tries to push him away.
I feel a little guilty not posting new links, but the truth is, this book takes place only a few miles north of the setting for In Name Only,
and in the same general area as the Pitchlyn County books
, so most of the available links have been covered, either on the In Name Only
page, or on my Links
page where I first listed the links to the Pitchlyn County setting. I hope you've been enjoying visiting these links as much as I've enjoyed finding them and sharing them with you.