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.
Books by Ann Gaylia O'Barr