Desperate and determined, Maggie Stanley grabs her small baby and runs into the snowy Idaho night. In her loneliest, blackest hour, she unexpectedly finds a warmth and comfort she has never known in the tender compassion of a handsome, down-and-out stranger. In Rafe Kendrick, Maggie recognizes a soul wounded like her own--though she knows she must never trust any man ever again.
Rafe is more than he seems--an enigmatic man of secrets who could give Maggie the moon, had he not vowed to spend his life alone. But sometimes love's flames can transform a cold world into paradise--and a man who's lost nearly everything, a woman who's forgotten how to dream, and the helpless child who needs them both can become that most wondrous creation: a family.
About the Author
Catherine Anderson was born in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of a newspaper reporter and a school teacher. She moved to Kansas City, Missouri where she finished high school. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri, and a graduate degree from Syracuse University. She lived in the Boston area for twenty-two years, working with new immigrants and refugees as a teacher, writer, and health care rights advocate. She has been doing similar work for the last ten years in Kansas City, Missouri, employed by the city's main refugee resettlement organization. She has published two full collections of poetry, IN THE MOTHER TONGUE (Alice James Books, 1983) and The Work of Hands (Perugia Press, 2000).