Stolen Son [NOOK Book]


Ella Mason knows Rafe Wallace is keeping a secret, but she doesn't care. For the first time since her son was stolen five years before, she's happy, thanks to the new man in her life.

Rafe hates lying to Ella, but what choice does he have? His agenda has everything to do with taking care of his son, and nothing can stop him from meeting it--not even loving Ella.


“This is getting to be a habit.”

“What is?” She handed him a bowl of pasta ...

See more details below
Stolen Son

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$2.99 price


Ella Mason knows Rafe Wallace is keeping a secret, but she doesn't care. For the first time since her son was stolen five years before, she's happy, thanks to the new man in her life.

Rafe hates lying to Ella, but what choice does he have? His agenda has everything to do with taking care of his son, and nothing can stop him from meeting it--not even loving Ella.


“This is getting to be a habit.”

“What is?” She handed him a bowl of pasta salad.

“Eating together.” He scooped pasta onto his plate. “First those scrumptious omelets, now salad and sandwiches.”

She started to panic. Was she coming on too strong?

“Ella, are those ham sandwiches on the plate you’re holding?”

She set aside her anxiety and said, “Yes, they are.” She handed him the plate of sandwiches. “What were you saying about eating breakfast and lunch together today?”

“I said it’s getting to be a habit.”

“Not a bad one, I hope.”

“No, indeed. It’s a pleasure, something I might be able to get used to. But I suppose I shouldn’t expect to eat like a gourmet every day while I’m working for you, huh?”

She blushed at his appreciative compliment about her cooking. “I guess not. That wasn’t part of our agreement.”

“No, but it would be a nice fringe benefit.”

The pink in her cheeks had to be deepening after a comment like that. She studied him hoping to determine if he were merely flirting or if there was some degree of sincerity in what he’d said. He was completely unreadable to her. She had no idea what he was thinking.

“What do you like to do besides teach, garden and cook?” He poured himself a glass of lemonade then he poured one for her.

She shrugged. “I don’t have time to do much else, but I do like to quilt and sew.”

He wiped his mouth with his napkin after taking a bite of salad. “Mm-hmm. Anything else?”

“I love to go horseback riding, listen to classical music and take a picnic lunch to the country where I can eat slowly and read all afternoon.”

He took another bite of salad and nodded thoughtfully. “I like the sound of that. We should do that together sometime.”

“I beg your pardon?” Startled by what he’d said, she nearly forgot to chew the chunk of ham sandwich she’d bitten.

“I’m being presumptuous, aren’t I? I shouldn’t have just assumed you might want to share one of your favorite pastimes with me.”

“No, that’s okay.” She took a calming breath. He’d just asked her on a date, hadn’t he? She took a minute to see if she could remember how to play the he-she game. “But don’t you think you’re too busy to take the time off?”

He smiled at her and sipped lemonade. “I’ll work overtime a couple of days so the woman I’m working for will give me a few hours off.”

She couldn’t help but return his smile.

He sat forward and tilted his head to one side. “It just so happens I have an acquaintance who lives a couple of miles from here who has some horses. He’s out of town this week and next, and he’s asked me to take care of his animals for him. If you’d like, we could go riding on Wednesday.” He leaned toward her. “Does that appeal to you at all?”

If only he knew how much she’d love an afternoon like he’d proposed. The idea of spending time riding again was a dream. Having the opportunity to get to know Rafe better was even more appealing.

She carefully tried to hide the internal enthusiasm about to explode through her pores. “A nice, long ride might be fun, and the day after tomorrow would be perfect.”

“Good. I’ll look forward to it.”

“I could bring a picnic lunch.”

“I was hoping you’d offer. If that lunch is as tasty as this one, I’ll feel like I’m enjoying the fruits of the Garden of Eden.”

She smiled at him engagingly. “Don’t worry. I won’t tempt you with anything that will get us into trouble.”

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000900239
  • Publisher: Fran Shaff
  • Publication date: 4/13/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 897,097
  • File size: 173 KB

Meet the Author

Just about all of us want to get away from the demands of everyday life from time to time. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the luxury of being able to take off to some new, exciting place whenever we feel the urge--unless we like to read.A book can take us anywhere we’d like to go. For readers who enjoy living vicariously in pastimes or in modern times Fran Shaff provides a great escape in the more than twenty novels she’s published over the years. Fran’s fictional books have won awards from readers, reviewers and fellow authors, and her non-fiction has been acknowledged in this way too.Love is the main focus of all of Fran’s books, whether they’re contemporary or historical, serious or humorous, written for adults or teens. Love between men and women and among friends and families is featured in her books because there is nothing most of us want more than to love and be loved. Happy endings abound, but the journey to reaching that joyful final moment is always a rocky struggle, just the way we want our fiction (even though we could do without the drama in our real lives).Look for new, full-length historical romance novels from Fran Shaff in the ten-book “Tender Mysteries Series,” available now and debuting throughout 2013 and 2014. The first novel in the series “Resurrected” is available as a free download at most Internet bookstores. The series is available in single e-book and two-pack paperback formats.Reviewers say:“Ms. Shaff is a gifted writer that always delivers in her stories.” (The Romance Studio)“I have discovered a great new author in Fran Shaff. She writes with depth and understanding and digs deep into the emotional lives of her characters bringing the reader with her all the way.” (A Romance Review)“Fran Shaff is a wonderful writer whose prose speak with passion from her heart.” (Fallen Angel Reviews)“Ms. Shaff writes about characters that warm your heart and give you a good chuckle as well.” (Coffee Time Romance)
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2011

    Recommend the book

    I enjoyed this book and I have read other books by Fran Shaff

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)