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Published by: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: March 1, 1988
Sabrina Stone had met investigative reporter Derek McGill only once, yet was deeply touched by the way he held her mentally-handicapped son. Derek saw past Sabrina’s wealth and beauty, and an instant bond was formed. Three months later, Sabrina is heartbroken to learn that Derek is in prison for murder. The man she had found so warm and gentle now seems hell-bent on revenge against the power-hungry businessman who apparently set him up for murder.
As her marriage falls apart and heart-rending decisions loom regarding the care of her son, Sabrina finds an odd comfort in visiting Derek in prison. She eventually falls in love with him. Derek is released from prison, but Sabrina realizes that for them to be truly free, she must win Derek’s trust and help him feel love again. This means fighting demons that lurk in each of their past.
"Ms. Delinsky tells a deeply moving and emotional tale that will touch the readers on many levels. Her characters will work their way into your heart."
"An excellent storyteller."
"Delinsky writes about the emotional crises of everyday people and how those trials shape relationships."
"Delinsky uses nuance and detail to draw realistic characters and ensure that emotion is genuine."
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