In this Americana romance from the New York Times–bestselling author, a single mother returns to her Maryland hometown, and a lost love.
Valerie Wentworth, a young woman from Maryland farm country, paid for her mistakes. Her grandfather saw to it. Her only real family, he disowned her after a fling with wealthy and cavalier horse-breeder Judd Prescott left her pregnant and alone. Afraid to tell Judd the truth, Valerie had nowhere to turn but the first road out of town.
Seven years later, she’s come home for her grandfather’s funeral with her six-year-old son. One look at Judd, and she’s swept away by bittersweet memories. Yet he’s not the only reason she’s spending the summer in Maryland. It’ll give her son a chance to enjoy the rich green countryside, and ride the thoroughbreds on Judd’s farm.
Still, Valerie can’t help wondering if she should share the secret of their child with the one man who could break her heart all over again.