Treasure on Lilac LaneBook - 2014
Returning home after an honorable discharge from the Marines, Rick Sullivan, haunted by demons, finds solace in the arms of Jess Collins, a woman from his past, but when long-buried secrets come to the surface, their newfound love may not be able to survive. Original.
Sometimes the journey home is its own reward.
Once upon a time, Rick Sullivan had a promising future. One of Jewell Cove's star athletes and reigning heartthrobs, he joined the Marines and had the world in the palm of his hand...until it all came crashing down. His honorable discharge doesn't make him the hometown hero everyone wants him to be, and there's little reprieve from the demons that haunt him at night. Still, even though it seems that all hope is gone, fate has something else in store...in Donna Alward's Treasure on Lilac Lane
"Donna Alward writes warm, memorable characters who spring to life on the page. Brimming with old family history, small-town secrets and newfound passion, you'll want to pack up and move to Jewell Cove, Maine!" -Lily Everett
Just hearing Rick's name is enough to give Jess Collins a headache. Years ago, they'd been close. Now she barely knows the man Rick has become since his return from service...then again, Jess isn't that same young, naïve girl anymore either. And while there's a powerful attraction between them-one that yields a greater passion than Jess could have ever imagined-both are wary about opening their hearts to love...and loss. But happy endings don't come easily when long-buried secrets insist on rising to the surface. Will their pasts tear them apart-or can love find a way to heal them both?