When Lizzie's youthful indiscretion forced her into Australian exile, she had no idea that her banishment would bring her face to face with the only woman who could unravel the mysteries of her past...her long-lost half sister. Though Lizzie and Ria grew up worlds apart, the two felt the instant connection of sisterhood. But when Ria's tragic death leaves Lizzie completely alone, she makes a desperate decision to adopt Ria's identity as her own and go in search of the family she has never known.Geoffrey wants nothing more than to continue tending his small country parish, but when his elder brothers die, he has no choice but to become the heir his family needs. Ready to sacrifice his own desires, Geoffrey is completely unprepared for his reaction to his deceased brother's widow when she appears feverish and injured on his doorstep. Though the law prohibits Geoffrey from claiming "Ria" as his own, he can't help but be drawn to the mysterious beauty.With both their futures at stake, will Lizzie be able to keep up her facade as Ria, even if it costs her the thing she wants most in the world-Geoffrey's love?
The youngest child of a Navy pilot and a journalist, Jennifer acquired a love of adventure and an excitement for learning that continues to this day. She's lived in three countries and traveled throughout the U.S. An avid reader of classics and historical fiction, she also enjoys biographies and histories, which she mines for the vivid details to bring to life the characters and places in her books. She resides with her husband in North Carolina-where, when not writing or dreaming up romantic adventures for her characters, she can be found fantasizing about her next ski trip or European vacation.