By Sherryl Woods
Daisy Spencer's identify is on everybody's lips...How may the practical daughter of Trinity Harbor's self-proclaimed patriarch have taken within the boy stuck hot-wiring her vehicle? no matter if the boy is a modern day Huck Finn or no longer, Trinity Harbor is in an uproar. yet for Daisy, guiding the orphaned ten-year-old is straightforward, an get away from her personal tragic prior. she will be able to forget about the town's nay-saying. the sole concern is...that guy. That guy is the boy's uncle, Walker Ames, a tricky D.C. cop who sees his unforeseen nephew as his final likelihood at redemption. quickly he is commuting to the fascinating fishbowl of a city, the place all people assumes he is seduced Daisy--their most sensible Sunday-school instructor! yet to Walker, Daisy is a disconcerting mixture of fascinating innocence and smart-mouthed pleasure in a city that isn't as sleepy because it appears to be like.
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Divorced, actually. My ex-wife has moved to North Carolina. I see my kids for two weeks in the summer. ” She surveyed him with that penetrating look that disconcerted him. ” she asked. “Probably. I’m a dedicated cop. ” “Which is to your credit. I’m sure it’s not easy. Based on our phone conversation, I’m sure you’ve seen things that the rest of us would prefer to pretend don’t happen. That must take a terrible toll. The work must consume you at times. ” “That’s still no excuse for neglecting my family,” he said.
She directed him back onto the highway and into town, then down a side street past the stately old courthouse with its square of grass in front to the Inn at Montross. Tucker regarded the historic facade and little flower-lined brick patio doubtfully. Places like this gave him hives. ” “I’ll refrain from commenting on your deplorable eating habits,” Mrs. Jackson said. “I’m relatively certain you’ll find something on the menu here that will do. ” Walker remained skeptical as they climbed the brick steps into the white building that dated back to the 1600s, according to a sign by the front door.
She hadn’t exactly stolen Tommy Flanagan. The way she saw it, nobody wanted the boy. His father was long gone and his pitiful, frail mother had had the misfortune to die in the recent flu epidemic. The story was the talk of Trinity Harbor and had been for weeks now. While they searched for relatives, Social Services had placed Tommy with three different foster families in as many weeks, but Tommy wouldn’t stay put. He was scared and angry and about as receptive to love as that vicious old rooster Daisy’s father insisted on keeping over at Cedar Hill.