Since Prohibition, every man in Laurie Burke's world has turned to crime. Looking for just one honorable man, she scratches newcomer Daniel Shepherd off her list---convinced he's rum-running. Federal agent Samuel Brown seems like the answer to her prayers, but when trouble starts brewing and trust is broken, will Laurie's dream man turn into a nightmare? 320 pages, softcover from Abingdon.
Since booze and prohibition have made criminals out of every man in her world, Laurie Burke resolves to find at least one honorable man to fill her life. Convinced that handsome newcomer Daniel Shepherd is connected with her brothers rum-running gang, Laurie quickly scratches his name off her list. Daniel has mixed feelings about returning to the dirty mill town of his youth, but grudgingly agrees to manage his grandfathers drug store until a replacement can be found. The moment he meets Laurie on the windswept bluff overlooking the beach, he knows that if he can earn her love, he might have a reason to stay. But when Laurie pushes him away--for none other than Federal Agent Samuel Brown--Daniel wonders if Laurie really is the upstanding woman he thought her to be. The Strait of Juan de Fuca, just off the beaches of Port Angeles, Washington, was treacherous water for reckless rum-runnersand the agents who tried to catch them. So when she realizes her brother is in danger, romance is the last thing on Laurie's mind. Yet the people she believes she can trust, may not be so honorable after all.
Karen Barnett is the author of Out of the Ruins and Mistaken. Named the 2013 Writer of Promise by Oregon Christian Writers, Karen lives in Albany, Oregon, with her husband and two kids. When shes not writing novels, she loves speaking at womens events, libraries, and book clubs. You can learn more at KarenBarnettBooks.com.