Linda Lael Miller created magic in five novels set in Springwater, Montanaâ€”and in the delightful characters whose lives and hearts entwine in each of her enchanting tales. Now, come back to Springwater for an unforgettable holidayâ€”and join in the tears and the smiles when a prodigal son returns to find love at long last.
Come home to the heart of a frontier townâ€¦
When Jack McLaughlin drifted into Springwater, he carried little more with him than his bitter memories of the Civil War and the shattering secret of a promise betrayed in the heat of battle. Wounded soul-deep, and fearing the wrath of his own parents, Jack has hidden his identity and come to Springwater to see his mother and father from afar, even if he canâ€™t bear to face them. Taking odd jobs and keeping a low profile, Jack finds a safe haven at the townâ€™s new rooming house.
Olivia Darling had never done anything impulsiveâ€”until she left the east and opened a boarding house in Springwater. But still an outsider at heart, and struggling to make a success of her business, Olivia finds herself turning to the other newcomer in town, the rough-hewn and embittered man sheâ€™s taken in. As the Christmas season brings them together, Olivia finds in Jackâ€™s arms a passionate sweetness she never knew existed. And with the stunning revelation of Jackâ€™s true identity, all of Springwater witnesses a heartwarming reunion that will change their lives forever.