Sara Shaw and Greg Anders are engaged to be married. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to Sara, Greg is a big time fraud man, descended from a long line of con artists and thieves. In fact, his mother is also in Edilean, incognito, masterminding a scheme to pull of the heist of her lifetime—and Greg is using Sara to get closer to what his mother is seeking.
But when Mike Newland, a sexy undercover cop, who is investigating Greg and his family, enters the picture, he is able to tip Sara off that her fiancé is not who he seems. When he asks Sara to help him gather evidence against Greg and his mother she is terrified—especially since it means she must pretend to still love Greg, even after she has found out the terrible truth about him.
As they work together Sara gets to know Mike and find out about his long connection to the town of Edilean. And with the help of Jocelyn from Lavender Morning, they at least learn the secret that has been haunting Edilean for almost seventy years.
- Simon & Schuster Audio |
- ISBN 9781442304444 |
- August 2010
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Reading Group Guide
Sara Shaw is beautiful, good-hearted, a devoted churchgoer, and the best pie maker around. The catch: she’s engaged to a man everyone despises, a man who happens to lead a secret life of fraud and thievery and who is wanted by the FBI. When Mike Newland, an undercover cop assigned to catch Sara’s fiancé Greg and his convict mother, arrives in Sara’s small town of Edilean, Virginia, things begin to heat up. Mike must work to gain Sara’s trust to help him catch the infamous criminals—and in the process, he falls head over heels for Sara. Together Mike and Sara discover the secret of the town—and Mike’s family—that has been hidden for nearly seventy years. In the end, Mike finally learns what it means to have a family and Sara realizes what it means to be loved.
Questions and Topics for Discussion
1. “Sometimes she felt torn between the man she loved and the town she adored” (22). Sara faces this dilemma early see more