The picture-perfect town of Trinity Harbor, Virginia, is in an uproar when Robert "King" Spencer's sensible spinster daughter takes in a modern-day Huck Finn she found hotwiring her car. But Daisy, a spirited beauty with a tragic past, needs this orphaned 10-year-old boy to love. She's confident she can handle her bullheaded father -- the self-appointed town patriarch -- her two bossy brothers, concerned pastor, and social services. The only real obstacle is... that man.
That man is Tommy's uncle, Walker Ames, a tough D.C. cop whose ex-wife gave up on him as a husband and father years ago. Perhaps this unexpected nephew is Walker's chance to redeem his failure as a family man. Soon he's commuting to the charming fishbowl of a town where everyone assumes he's seduced Daisy Spencer, their best Sunday school teacher. But to Walker, Daisy is a disconcerting mix of smart-mouthed innocence and wicked temptation....
For Daisy, Walker and Tommy, a long, hot summer in the town that's not as sleepy as it seems, offers a second chance at family.
This paperback book is in fair to good condition with some spine creases, cover and corner wear, and small owner's initials on the flyleaf.