You have to love a heroine who is willing to open her home and heart to her disabled birth mother and a tiny niece she's never met before -- especially when she has issues about her ability to care for a child. Lisa Clarke is that kind of heroine and author Stella MacLean had me rooting for Lisa to get her happy ending with former fiance, Mason Stephens.
Mason is a true hero, too -- willing to do all he can to help and protect Lisa even after the unhappy ending of their earlier relationship. Though Lisa and Mason have lots growing to do and obstacles to overcome as they rebuild their relationship, I could feel the strong bond between them that never completely broke. It was inspiring to watch them change and grow through the course of the story, confronting issues from their pasts and breaking old patterns of behaviour.
Both of Stella MacLean's earlier books dealt with older heroines and love that evolved over the long haul. While I missed the author's skillful movement between the past and present that made those stories so unique and memorable, this book contained echoes from the past as Lisa's birth mother shared memories of her marriage. Once again, Stella MacLean has penned a heartwarming tale of romance rekindled and love that conquers all!