After a failed dig in Honduras, aspiring archaeologist Casper Christiansen heads home to Minnesota to face his unresolved feelings for Raina Beaumont, the woman of his dreams. But when he arrives unannounced on her doorstep, he receives the shock of a lifetime: Raina is pregnant with someone elses baby.
Heartbroken, especially when he discovers the identity of the babys father, Casper tables his dreams and determines to be dependable for once, helping his older brother, Darek, prepare the family resort for its grand reopening. Casper longs to be the hero of at least one family story, but a never-ending Deep Haven winter and costly repairs threaten their effortsand the future of the resort.
Worse, one of Caspers new jobs constantly brings him into contact with Raina, whom he cant seem to forget. A tentative friendship begins to heal fresh wounds, but can they possibly overcome past mistakes and current choices to discover a future together?
Warren (When I Fall in Love, 2014) draws readers back into the fold of the Christiansen family. Casper Christiansen has put half a world between him and Raina Beaumont, but when he returns home to Minnesota, there she is again, beautiful, infuriating, and pregnant with another mans child. After she places the baby up for adoption, Casper struggles with his feelings for Raina and the persistent inkling that he needs to merely be her friend. Raina, meanwhile, faces her harsh perception of her own self-worth, refusing to allow her faith to buoy her spirit. As the two reflect on their predicaments, they find themselves teaming up for an old-fashioned treasure hunt and mystery. Raina and Casper draw close on their quest yet resist the true nature of their attraction, as Raina dates another man and Casper tries to live up to his familys expectations. Readers will be excited to follow the pairs sleuthing into the towns history and will delight in the romance that unfolds in spite of Caspers and Rainas intentions.