Meredith "Red" Wilde is convinced that Michael Wisdom is one of the rudest and most egotistical men she has ever encountered after trying unsuccessfully to convince him to send his daughter, Caroline, to her school. But when he assists her with an injured student, she doesn't expect to catch a glimpse of his kinder side, nor does she expect Michael and Caroline to quickly become a part of her whirlwind family. She doesn't anticipate the barrage of emotions that accompany his presence either and she certainly doesn't like them.
Michael Wisdom moved to Dayton, WA to escape the memories of his wife and son's deaths. What he doesn't expect to encounter is the fiery Red Wilde, the local schoolteacher who insists upon befriending and helping his young daughter. Soon Michael finds himself repairing the school and inviting her to his house, actions far removed from his previous marriage.
When the two of them join together in a battle against the school board and later to save Caroline's life, Michael realizes that he has to move past his wife's death and the fear of losing his only daughter. Will he be able to move past those hurdles to appreciate the prize awaiting him if he admits his love for Red?
Filled with laughter and love, this heartwarming novel will remind you of the simple joys of family and friends, and also the prize of a new-found love.
About the Author
Patricia DeGroot has been writing professionally since she was eighteen. She sold her first romance in 1999. She was already an award-winning copywriter before she turned to fiction.
Patricia lives near Denver, Colorado where she is inspired daily by her majestic view of the Rocky Mountains. She is blessed to share her life with her husband of more than thirty years, Bill, daughter Jennifer, son-in-law Chris, son Chris, and two grandsons, Jacob and Lucas.