By Elizabeth Sinclair
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Jesse Kingston doesn’t want to go home to Bristol, New York, but his boss has ordered him to do so. Jesse loves his job as a New York State forest ranger, and the Adirondack Mountains forests have been his only home for a long time. His job is the one thing he’s been able to commit himself to wholeheartedly with the total assurance that he won’t be hurt. And now, even that has turned on him.
His boss has given him an ultimatum—go home and get his head on straight, or hand in his resignation. But what does Jesse have at "home?" A family that he’s never felt close to and a house with his name on the deed. Not much, but he admits that this kind of emotional detachment may be just what he needs to get his life back into perspective.
At least in Bristol he won’t have constant reminders that, three months ago, his best friend, Paul Jackson, died in a firestorm. But he’s obsessed with finding out how that could happen.
Maybe back in Bristol Jesse can break free of the constant guilt for not stopping Paul and find the answers to the questions that haunts him.
Karen Ellis is four months pregnant with Paul Jackson’s baby. She knows her baby’s father is dead, but that’s all she knows. When he failed to show for a date or call with an explanation, she contacted the office at the ranger station where he worked and was told he had perished in a wildfire. But because she was not a relative, they wouldn’t give her more details.
Karen has suspicions about Paul’s death. He trained rangers. He’d won numerous awards for safety and was considered by his fellow rangers to be a top notch at his job. That he would risk his life by intentionally walking into a situation that had all the earmarks of becoming a deadly firestorm just didn’t make sense.
She has a baby coming who needs a family and, for her own peace of mind, she needs an explanation to settle the questions she has about how Paul died.
She turns to Jesse Kingston for help, but will their investigation only get them killed before the love they’ve found with each other has time to grow?
About the Author
ELIZABETH SINCLAIR admits she loved composition assignments back in grade school. While other kids glared at the teacher, she was always excited at the prospect of creating a new story in a new world. However, it wasn’t until her own children were all in school—and the house remained clean for more than a few minutes at a time—that she found the time to really write.
Throughout Elizabeth's lengthy career, her romance writing has evolved into romantic suspense involving complex characters, intricate plots, and heart-racing stories that fellow author Sharon Drane once stated, "Cannot be read alone, at night."
Elizabeth's books have won The National Reader's Choice Award, The Anne Bonney Reader's Choice Award, Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, Maggie Award of Excellence, and placed in the Heart of Excellence. She has also won a Gold Medal Top Pick from the Romantic Times Book Club.
Elizabeth is a co-founder and member of the Ancient City Romance Authors of St. Augustine, FL, a member of Romance Writers of America, and served as RWA's Region 3 Director and chaired the 2001 RWA Annual Conference in New Orleans.
Elizabeth shares her Florida home with her husband and their furry children. Her human family has expanded to include five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.