A lonely widow and widower are brought together by a twenty-year-old mystery.
When she was young, Lacy Jasperson had been horribly hurt by an unknown assailant. In the years since, she’s found healing in the little beach town of Pajaro Bay. Now she’s alone, a widow living in a lovely little cottage by the sea, trying to make peace with her grief and loss, and move forward.
But when a private detective comes to town, digging up the past and forcing her to face what she’s kept so long hidden, she realizes she can’t move forward until she finally deals with the trauma that drove her to the village all those years ago.
Rico Gallagher sees the same grief in Lacy’s eyes that he feels in his own heart. She’s lost someone just like he has. He can’t imagine he’ll ever find peace again, but when he’s forced to spend time with the lonely widow, he feels a healing he’s never felt before.
Can they figure out the truth about what happened all those years ago? Can they heal from their losses and find love again? Can they bring peace, not just to themselves, but to someone else whose loss is even greater than their own?
Get away to the little California beach town where the cottages are cute, the neighbors are nosy, and it’s always possible to find your personal Happily Ever After. The Pajaro Bay novels can be read in any order.