Forced to give up her California practice, Julia Cates, fears she will never again do the work that truly makes her happy: healing hearts of troubled young children. But then a young mute girl is found abandoned and scaredin Rain Valley. If Julia's prestigious skills were ever desperately needed, this was the time. She calls the enchanting young ...
Forced to give up her California practice, Julia Cates, fears she will never again do the work that truly makes her happy: healing hearts of troubled young children. But then a young mute girl is found abandoned and scaredin Rain Valley. If Julia's prestigious skills were ever desperately needed, this was the time. She calls the enchanting young girl, Alice. Through their work together, they establish a tender trusting bond. When Dr. Max Cerasin bcomes involved in Alice's case, Julia is drawn to the handsome, talented physician yet wary of his mysterious past. When Alice's hopeful future is threatened, they must fight for the young girl who taught them to tr
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Checked this book out from the library. A very good friend lives far away and is not able to get to a library so I purchased this to mail to her, knowing that she would enjoy it. She definitely did and is passing it along to share with her family. You won't regret reading this book!!
Publishers Weekly, 2005-11-28 Hannah's melodramatic 15th novel (after The Things We Do for Love) tells the addictive soap opera story of a feral child and the adults who rally to help her. The cast of stock characters is led by child psychiatrist Dr. Julia Cates, whose reputation was ruined when she failed to prevent a teen patient from staging a Columbine-style massacre. Her sister, Ellie Barton, a smalltown former homecoming queen-turned-chief of police, summons Julia from Los Angeles to their Pacific Northwest hometown of Rain Valley to take on the case of a mysterious lost child, who appeared one day on the edge of town, presumably raised by wolves. With the dashing doctor Dr. Max Cerrasin at her side, Julia works diligently to tame the mute girl, whom she names Alice. Max, like Julia, is running from demons of his own. Though she initially rebuffs his overtures ("When I love, I risk my heart. All or nothing," Julia declares), their romance inevitably blossoms while they work to solve the mystery of Alice's parentage. The novel's real love story, though, is the passion between Alice and Julia, and it's hard not to root for the vulnerable little Wolf Girl. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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