Single mother Brooke
Rohmer takes a cross-country train trip when her only child leaves for
the Army and possible combat duty in Afghanistan. Bitterly she remembers
her former husband’s abandonment of her and her son. Though she longs
for a change in her life, choices in her middle age seem limited.

Neal
Hudson, a U.S. diplomat, still mourns his wife’s death in an accident
in the Middle East. He can’t rest until his questions are answered. Did
their argument lead to her death? And why was she in Beirut that morning
anyway? Then, as his train streaks westward from the nation’s capitol
to the fjord-studded Pacific Northwest, he discovers a devastating
secret. To risk love, Brooke and Neal must first overcome the past fear
and anger that could destroy their future … together.

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About The Author

Ann Gaylia O'Barr was a Foreign Service Officer with the United States Department of State from 1990 to 2004. Assignments included tours in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Algeria, Canada, and at the State Department in Washington, D.C. She also has worked as a computer programmer and a historic preservation planner. She currently lives in Washington State.

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