He’s her first chance at love.
She’s his last.
Free spirit Aphra Porter never thought Isaac Lightfoot would remember the letter she wrote to him years before. But by some miracle, he does. Now a successful Web site designer in her thirties, Aphra meets the man whose writing talents she’s always idolized—an encounter that leaves her spinning. No longer is Isaac a distant image, but a flesh and blood man who looks at her like no one has looked at her before.
A critically acclaimed author and Vietnam war hero, Isaac is one tough bear of a man. Faced with the physical and emotional scars of war, a relationship with a daunting age difference, and an ex-wife bent on tearing Aphra from his life, he’s about to learn that leaving the past behind and building a new life can be the toughest battle of all.
Romilly Shepard spent her childhood with abusive parents, and as a college student, she finds comfort in the hard facts of science. She signs up for a comparative religion class, but the instructor, a graduate student and preacher named Ernest, challenges her assumptions. His open-mindedness and tolerance broaden Romilly’s mind and win her heart.
Her atheist friends feel betrayed by her love for a preacher, and Ernest’s congregation thinks Romilly is a heathen in need of salvation. Friction mounts between them and builds to critical mass. But when life deals Ernest a devastating blow, can he and Romilly come together and stay together, despite their ideological differences?