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Can a dying woman’s last wish heal a family. . .and bring together two wounded hearts?

Her world torn apart by a bitter divorce, Anne Hamilton has struggled to piece together a new life for herself and her children. When a grandmother she never knew existed asks Anne to spend the summer with her at Heartwood, her beautiful mansion in Colorado, it seems the perfect refuge—until Anne meets her bad-tempered neighbor, artist Mark Pascal.

A reclusive veteran, Mark has found a measure of peace in the mountains, alone with his art. The last thing he wants is to have a beautiful woman and two meddlesome children tear down the walls he’s built around himself.

But sometimes the last thing you want is the only thing you need. . .

*Previously published under the name Kristin James

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