Rebounding from her father and grandfather's deaths, beautiful Lacey Daigle finds little gratification in her high-paying job, her Manhattan apartment or the successful but snobbish attorney she is engaged to marry. Seeking a greater meaning, she sets out to fulfill her grandfather's dreams of teaching equestrianism and appreciation for the land on the family property in Martha's Vineyard. After learning the family property was sold for back taxes during her grandfather's illness, Lacey offers above market value to the new owner, Ramsey Treadwell. When Treadwell, owner of the island's most successful riding academy, learns Lacey's plans, he mockingly agrees to deed the property back to her if she can produce a winner for the junior equestrian competitions at the end of the season. She accepts his challenge, purchases a tract of land and invests her savings to build Camp Noepe. The riding instructor she hired by mail is three weeks late, surly and dangerously handsome. After months of trading insults, Lacey and Monroe Faulkner surrender to their blistering attraction. Lacey receives a visit from her former fiancé, who informs her that the man in her employ is not Monroe Faulkner, but John Jacob Tobias, a wealthy Texas rancher. Angry at John's deception, Lacey rejects his story of seeking solace in anonymity after losing his wife and unborn son. Following a series of painful events, Lacey plans to close Camp Noepe for good. She wins the junior equestrian event, agrees to sell Camp Noepe to John and returns to New York. In the months that follow, Lacey and John use drastic means to find their way back to the passion and love they knew in each other's arms.
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This is the first novel I've read by Mrs. Early...it's an OKAY read...it's TOUCHING...with a very COLORFUL description of Martha's Vineyard that makes me feel like I'm right there...it's a bit slow at times...but the characters and the storyline are INTRIGUING enough to keep me turning the pages to UNCOVER the mystery surrounding Monroe Faulkner.