The Caretaker's Son (Heartsong Presents Series #1043)

Overview

Symon Sinclair grew up in the caretaker's cottage.

Now a successful writer in New York, he's returned home to Savannah to thank his mentor, Miss B, for all her support. But it's her niece Annabelle who greets him at the door. Symon remembers the little rich girl who never gave him a moment's notice. Now she's a beauty who has more depth than he'd ever imagined. As they spend time together, Symon begins to question his attitude toward life—and ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (18) from $1.99   
  • Used (18) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 2
Showing 1 – 10 of 18 (2 pages)
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(25836)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Very Good
Giving great service since 2004: Buy from the Best! 4,000,000 items shipped to delighted customers. We have 1,000,000 unique items ready to ship! Find your Great Buy today!

Ships from: Toledo, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(1366)

Condition: Like New
0373486545 Fast Reliable Shipping From a trusted online seller!

Ships from: Cypress, TX

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(4426)

Condition: Very Good
This copy shows very minor wear. Free State Books. Never settle for less.

Ships from: Halethorpe, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2006

Feedback rating:

(62198)

Condition: Good
Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

Ships from: Mishawaka, IN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(25836)

Condition: Good
Giving great service since 2004: Buy from the Best! 4,000,000 items shipped to delighted customers. We have 1,000,000 unique items ready to ship! Find your Great Buy today!

Ships from: Toledo, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(5967)

Condition: Good
This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Blue Cloud Books ??? Hot deals from the land of the sun.

Ships from: Phoenix, AZ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(7183)

Condition: Acceptable
Book selection as BIG as Texas.

Ships from: Dallas, TX

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(7978)

Condition: Like New
Only slightly differentiated from a new book. Undamaged cover and spine. Pages may display light wear but no marks. Help save a tree. Buy all your used books from Green Earth ... Books. Read. Recycle and Reuse. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Portland, OR

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(7664)

Condition: Like New
Nearly new condition book. Sail the Seas of Value

Ships from: Windsor Locks, CT

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(11358)

Condition: Acceptable
A tradition of southern quality and service. All books guaranteed at the Atlanta Book Company. Our mailers are 100% recyclable.

Ships from: Atlanta, GA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 2
Showing 1 – 10 of 18 (2 pages)
Close
Sort by
The Caretaker's Son (Heartsong Presents Series #1043)

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 - Original)
$4.99
BN.com price

Overview

Symon Sinclair grew up in the caretaker's cottage.

Now a successful writer in New York, he's returned home to Savannah to thank his mentor, Miss B, for all her support. But it's her niece Annabelle who greets him at the door. Symon remembers the little rich girl who never gave him a moment's notice. Now she's a beauty who has more depth than he'd ever imagined. As they spend time together, Symon begins to question his attitude toward life—and Annabelle.

Former beauty queen Annabelle Yarwood had her life all planned out—until she came face-to-face with the caretaker's son. Suddenly those plans seem stifling. Just as Annabelle begins letting Symon into her heart, she discovers he's been keeping a secret about his life in New York. Has their love story ended before it's even begun?

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780373486540
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 4/2/2013
  • Series: Heartsong Presents Series, #1043
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

YVONNE LEHMAN is a best-selling author with more than 3,000,000 books in print, founded and directed the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference for 25 years, directs the Blue Ridge “Autumn in the Mountains” Novelist Retreat and mentors for the Christian Writers Guild. She earned a Master’s Degree in English from Western Carolina University and has taught English and Creative Writing on the college level. She lives in western North Carolina.
Read More Show Less

Read an Excerpt

A whimper sounded from the back floorboard.

Symon Sinclair shot a glance over his shoulder. "Pipe down now." He returned his attention to steering his black sports car along the streets lined with live oaks and dripping with garlands of Spanish moss. "This is what I came here for."

Hearing the compliant sigh, he continued to reminisce, loud enough for the dictating machine to record his thoughts. Soon, however, his mind moved from childhood to his current surroundings—a city laid out in squares. He was driving along the streets of one of the largest historic districts in the nation, passing churches, mansions, monuments, well-known landmarks and perfectly manicured landscapes.

It had come close to being devastated like Atlanta during the Civil War when General Sherman burned, looted and destroyed. Maybe this city had been too beautiful even for Sherman, who spared it.

The little snatches he knew of Savannah's history intrigued him. He'd need to do research for his project, even though he'd grown up here. Not here, really. He'd been on the outside, looking in. He switched off the recorder he'd dictated into while driving from New York to an overnight stop at a bookstore manager's apartment in Raleigh, and this morning on to Savannah, Georgia. The higher the sun rose in the sky and the closer he got to his exact destination, the more excited and apprehensive he became.

He hadn't seen Miss B in four years. He'd come back two years ago, but that had been to pour his dad's cremated ashes into the creek. He hadn't tried to see Miss B then. She probably hadn't known he was on the property since he had gone to a part of the creek where he wouldn't be visible from the house. Then he'd hightailed it back to New York—on a jet plane.

Turning onto the property, he rolled down the windows and the aroma of growing, blooming foliage assaulted his senses. His eyes couldn't believe the sight of the lush green lawn that looked more like a shag rug than a velvet carpet.

His dad would never have allowed that. To his dad, the lawn had to be perfect. He had believed in and taught Symon the secret of prevention. Do the job before it's needed, he'd say, or you end up with twice the trouble.

Symon felt a smile form. Miss B had applied that secret to him and his fertile mind. There was no telling what her instruction and nurture had prevented in his life.

He drove past the caretaker's cottage and continued up the long drive to the antebellum mansion with its porch, on which she had cultivated his storytelling ability. His glance lifted to the branches of the huge oaks laden with Spanish moss that formed a canopy overhead.

He needed to tell Miss B what he thought of her. That the lessons had really got through to him. That he had learned which part of his life was the lie and which was the truth.

Like when he was a child, the truth was always the hardest. But he had to face it or end up a pile of alcoholic ashes floating down a creek. And at age twenty-nine, this seemed the time to give it serious thought.

With hardly a glance at the house, he resisted the urge to stop, race up to the front porch and lean against the tall white column and prop a foot on the top step. Oblivious to any changes that might have occurred through the years, he parked in a clearing near the back patio, under an oak bearded with the pale gray fringe of moss. Seeing his traveling mate eager to be released from the confines of the backseat, Symon exited the car and opened the door for Mudd to squeeze out from behind the driver's seat. His companion hesitated, displaying the same kind of misgiving in his eyes that Symon felt.

"Come on, boy. Everything's all right."

The dog apparently believed him and jumped down. He sauntered away with the slight limp of his left back leg.

Symon slammed the car door and strode down the yard, wondering if his eyes deceived him. He stopped in his tracks. Where was the cherry tree? He could not have forgotten where it should be, halfway between the brick patio and the wooded area.

If that doesn't beat all… "Who cut down the cherry tree?"

"I think it's a well-known fact that George Washington did it."

That didn't sound like Miss B. Symon turned quickly, having had no idea anyone was around.

That didn't look like Miss B either.

Standing about three feet from him on the wide green croquet lawn was the prettiest just-ripe Georgia peach he'd seen in a long time.

Not only did her soft Southern drawl indicate it, but so did the way she complemented her midthigh white shorts and red T-shirt. Her dark brown hair, golden-touched by the sun, was bound into a thick tress that fell over one shoulder. Her lifted chin and steady gaze made him feel as if she'd caught him with his foot stuck in a picket fence.

That reminded him of Miss B, along with the unusual color of what his dad would have called amethyst eyes. He'd thought that was a cuss word—still wasn't sure he could spell it—until years later he learned it was a color somewhere between blue, purple or violet. He thought hers might be a wee bit lighter than Miss B's. And not at all as inhibiting, despite her apparent efforts.

She was sweet tea and apple pie all rolled up into one, standing there in the warm, humid afternoon.

Amethyst eyes kept gazing at him, waiting for him to comment on George Washington, he reckoned. In New York, he'd suppose, but being back in Georgia made him reckon.

Forcing his mind from the Georgia peach to the cherry tree stump wasn't the easiest thing to do, but his livelihood depended upon it. He held out his hand to the stump. "This ruins everything."

"Well, it's gone, mister. And I think that might be a good idea for you, too, unless you have a good reason for being here."

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com 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 & Noble.com 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 & Noble.com 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 BN.com 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

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com 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 BN.com. 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

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