Two years have passed since Hannah Forbes’ fiancé left for an ill-timed trip to Haiti. A blanket of nothingness has covered her like asphalt ever since. But as she visits a friend on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, excitement stirs for the first time since Vance’s murder. When she meets the handsome, ambitious U.S. diplomat Patrick Holtzman, her drive to go back to the “safe” computer programming job in Nashville fades and the artistic calling she thought she’d left behind emerges. But Patrick has secrets of his own … and when they’re revealed, in the midst of tumultuous world events, both must decide just how much they are willing to risk to find their hearts’ home.

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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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