Voted #1 "Wounded Warrior of Romance" on Goodreads!
Can love heal all wounds? Lucas Mitchell returned from Iraq a bitter, changed man, wracked with guilt over his friend's death. He buys an old mansion and deals with his injuries and grief by restoring his new home and rehabilitating retired racehorses.
Joy Kovacs falls in love with Lucas at first sight. Descended from gypsies who are still influenced by the lingering effects of the Holocaust, her family follows the traditional ways. A husband has already been selected for her, and her father insists she work at their ethnic restaurant. But Joy wants to use her talent and be an artist, and she wants no one but Lucas.
How can Joy find a way to help Lucas break out of his prison of grief? Although they've committed their hearts to each other, can the growing love and passion between Lucas and Joy survive her family's insistence that she marry within her culture?
"As a high school teacher, I've had to watch many young people, students whom I love, put on uniforms and head to Iraq. While I'm thankful they're all doing well, I felt there was a story to tell about them. Lucas Mitchell represents those students I've had the pleasure of knowing who make the noble choice to serve their country." ~Sandy~
More than Magic Winner ~ Best Single Title
Heart of Excellence Readers' Choice Finalist
Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence Finalist
Lories Best Published Finalist
Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Finalist
A BookStrand Mainstream Romance
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Published July 2, 2009
by Siren Publishing.
Romance, Literature & Fiction.