Susan Kay Law Home Fires (Harper Monogram)

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Home Fires (Harper Monogram)

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Amanda's marriage was the envy of New York high society. But in truth, her life was unbearable. Gathering her courage, Amanda escaped and sought refuge far away, in a small and beautiful Minnesota town. There, at the crossroads of two peaceful rivers, she found hope—and Jakob Hall.

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A former science geek, Susan Kay Law turned to romance writing as a career because it was the perfect excuse to avoid housework and continue spending all her time doing what she really loved: reading and daydreaming. Also because she was really bad at sitting in a swamp at 5 A.M. in forty-degree weather and tracking bird behavior.

Winner of the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Award and a Waldenbooks Bestseller award, twice nominated for a RITA Award, she confesses that the biggest surprise of her career was when this small town Midwestern preacher's kid was named to New Woman magazine's list of "the steamiest writers of women's fiction." Her greatest joy, however, is spending her days thoroughly outnumbered by four of the best males on the planet -- her husband and three sons. She currently lives in Minnesota, and plans to be a ski bum in her next life.

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On a train headed west, Amanda Sellington and her son Daniel are fleeing the vicious cruelty of her husband, and his father, Edward, who is extremely wealthy and powerful. Amanda hopes never to be found by Edward, so she gives the impression that she is a widow, and she calls herself Amy Smith. On the train they meet Helga von Leigh, a kind, grandmotherly woman who befriends them, and they end up staying in Helga's town of New Ulm, Minnesota. Helga introduces Amy to Jakob Hall, then Helga explains that she is his housekeeper. When Amy asks about a hotel, Helga, a take charge kind of woman and a matchmaker besides, insists that she and Daniel stay at Jakob's because he has a guest cottage that no one ever uses. Amy accepts, thinking to herself that it will be temporary. Amy and Daniel adjust nicely to life in a small town. Jakob's nephew, Nicolaus is close to Daniel's age and the two boys become fast friends. Amy agrees to work for Jakob at the brewery that he runs, until she can start her own business. Amy and Jakob are attracted to each other, but Amy cannot allow herself to become involved with Jakob for two reasons: she is a married woman and she thinks all men are like Edward. Slowly but surely, Jakob convinces her otherwise, but there is still Edward, and Amy begins to hope that maybe he will not find them, until one night, when her worst fear becomes reality. Despite their mounting problems, Jakob knows Amy is a strong woman, a fighter, and she must now fight for herself and what she wants, but will that include Jakob?Home Fires is a heartfelt story of survival and love. Once again Susan Kay Law has written a moving, remarkable romance! Ms. Law has a searing story and Home Fires burns bright! A blazing future awaits this talented author! Three cheers for Home Fires and Susan Kay Law! The ending is beyond satisfactory, I was so happy, I cheered! An unequaled triumph!Gloria Miller -- Copyright © 1994-97 Literary Times, Inc. All rights reserved -- From Literary Times

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