Homeplace by JoAnn Ross

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Contemporary and compelling, the novels of JoAnn Ross draw their power from the laughter and tears that fill women's lives. Now, after her triumphant bestseller A Woman's Heart, she makes a dazzling Pocket Books debut with a richly emotional tale of a woman struggling with her unconventional family...and a deep longing for a love of her own.
Fighting legal battles eighty hours a week has left Raine Cantrell burned out and empty. Although she once dreamed that success might make the father who walked away without a backward glance take notice, the high-powered big-city lawyer now finds herself feeling very alone. Then she gets an urgent call from three kids in trouble in her Washington state hometown, and suddenly Raine is returning to face unresolved feelings, unhealed wounds -- and an unexpected desire.
Sheriff Jack O'Halloran, a man with a tragedy in his past and a six-year-old daughter to raise alone, has three teens barricaded inside a house and the media clamoring for a story. He isn't ready for Raine to invade his territory -- or his thoughts. And Raine isn't ready for anyone to touch her heart.
Unable to deny their attraction to each other, their solution is adult, reasonable -- and totally foolish. They decide to have a simple affair. But they are about to discover that love is rarely simple -- and that lives can change forever in a single heartbeat.
A tender and deeply affecting tale, Homeplace will linger in your heart long after the last page is turned.

About JoAnn Ross

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Romance author JoAnn Ross was born in Santa Monica, California and grew up in Oregon. Before becoming a full-time author in 1983, she worked as an advertising account executive and for a large metropolitan newspaper. She has written over 95 novels and has won numerous awards including Romantic Times's Career Achievement Awards in both category and contemporary single title. She also writes under the names of JoAnn Robbins and JoAnn Robb. Because she gives writing workshops on-line and at conferences, she was named the Romance Writers of America's Pro-Mentor of the Year. She currently lives with her husband in Tennessee.
Published December 29, 2006 by Pocket Books. 420 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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