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Two reasons bring Cancer heroine Janine Rhodes to Fern Lake. The first is the Masters and Doctors program at the nearby university. The second is a letter from a dying woman. Since the courses she takes are weekend ones, she finds a job for the Grantlans a writer and a nurse practitioner caring for their toddler niece they recently adopted. While here, she is able to observe the son she gave up for adoption eight years ago and his attorney father. She is content just to watch until tragedy strikes.
When Virgo Nate Quinn learns about his son’s medical condition, he can barely hold on. Just a year ago, he lost his wife to cancer. His adopted son has become his entire family. When the doctor asks him about the child’s birth parents, he has no idea. He agreed to the adoption but only signed papers and took no other part in the process. Now he needs to locate two people.
Then he learns the identity of his son’s birth mother and knows she has been in the periphery of life. He acts rashly and then must find a way to make amends, especially when he learns more about her.
. Before she had a chance to check the monitor, the loud rapping sounded again. She opened the door.
A tall man she recognized brushed past her. “Mr. Quinn, is something wrong?”
“In his office. I’ll let him know you’re here.” Her employer’s attorney’s green eyes flashed. Anger or fear? His hair looked as if someone had run fingers through the thick dark hair.
“Don’t bother.” He strode toward the bedroom wing.
Janine watched him rush away. Was there trouble at the movie studio?
Tammy rubbed her face on Janine’s shoulder. She patted the child’s back. “To bed.” She entered the hall.
She heard Nate shouting. Janine sighed. Though from the first time she’d seen Nate Quinn, she’d felt an attraction but she knew there was no chance for any relationship. He still grieved for his wife who had died a year ago. An impossible dream. There were too many tangled threads to unravel.
Tammy popped her thumb into her mouth. “Bear.” Janine entered the bedroom wing.
Rob’s office door stood open. Nate Quinn’s near shouts flowed into the hall. “What am I going to do? I can’t lose him to that damned disease.”
Though she shouldn’t remain and eavesdrop, Janine froze in place. Curiosity gripped like an iron glove. Did he mean his eight year old son was ill?
Her arms tightened around Tammy. She should leave but she had to know what made him sound angry and defeated.
“He’s been tired lately so two days ago, I took him to see Andi. She ran some tests and called me around noon, wanted Davey admitted to the hospital. She asked Dr. Chou to see him.”
“Did you?” Rob asked.
“Yah. I just left him there and fled in a panic. I can’t endure anything going wrong.”
Janine edged along the all and stared at the open door. Nate Quinn looked ready to collapse or cry.
“Dr. Chou is excellent,” Rob said.
“That’s what Andi said.”
“What’s the diagnosis?”
Those words brought a rush of tears to Janine’s eyes. Tammy wiggled. Before the little girl cried, Janine loosened her hold and stepped into the child’s bedroom. Janine’s knees buckled. She drew deep breaths to calm her raging thoughts. She bit her lip and focused on her charge.
Very intriguing story! Thank you for sharing.
Ooh, compelling excerpt. Sparks are going to fly when he finds out she's the biological mother of his son. I'd love to read that scene.
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