Amanda Delmar came to Cuttersville, Ohio, purportedly the most haunted town in Ohio, for the sole purpose of irritating her father. Unfortunately for her, this plan works very well and he is irritated right into cutting her off from all access to
her money. Just as she's begging Boston Macnamara, manager of her father's Cuttersville plant, to give her a job, Danny Tucker, the former husband of Boston's new wife, Shelby, arrives on the scene. With him is a dirty little urchin that he introduces as his newfound daughter, Piper.
There is an unspoken attraction between Amanda and Danny, although neither would acknowledge it. Amanda is rich, spoiled, and appears to be totally oblivious as to how the real world functions. Danny is an honest, hardworking farmer who contently
lives the simple life. He sees right through Amanda's spoiled, selfish facade and is fascinated by the woman he sees underneath.
Piper turns out to be the unknown product of Danny's one-night stand with a girl he met at a local county fair and had never seen again. Piper's mother has died and her stepfather, who is verbally abusive of Piper, decides that he doesn't want to be bothered with her and he dumps her on Danny's doorstep. Amanda needs a job and Danny needs a babysitter, providing the perfect solution for both. This also puts the two of them together for a significant portion of each day, allowing their existing attraction to grow. It also gives Piper the opportunity to flourish and grow under Amanda's care, being treated with gentle kindness, the way all little girls should be treated.
Amanda and Danny's backgrounds could not have been more different, yet they both want the same thing, a loving, life-long relationship. If only they can put their differences aside and see what everyone else does, that they are perfect for each
This book is truly one of the most touching, emotionally satisfying books that I have ever read. Ms. McCarthy has tapped into an unending wealth of human emotion in this treasure. Danny and Amanda are so very sweet, and Piper's pain and fears
are captured realistically, portrayed in a way that few authors can pull off. It is certain that you will laugh, cry, hurt and rejoice with these characters. Don't let yourself miss out on this book, it is a keeper that you should treat yourself