A childhood promise bound them together.
A war and a secret tore them apart . . .
After four war-torn years away, Emily Winters returns to her home town of Lancaster, Pennsylvania determined to face down old rumors and do whatever it takes to resurrect her late father’s printing business.
Unfortunately, what it will take is help from Ross Gallagher, the only man she’s ever loved and the last man she wants to turn to.
Ross has survived the war and returned to rebuild the life he left behind. He’s a successful reporter and set to marry his boss’s daughter. Until Emily steps off the train.
Ross made a promise to Emily when they were children. It’s a promise he means to keep, but Emily guards a secret that stands between them. Will Emily risk the pain of opening her heart again, or will she turn away from a love that was meant to last forever and always?
From the original reviews of Always . . .
4-1/2 stars… “Headstrong characters come together with fire and passion in this excellent romance. That fire and passion practically vibrate through every page, bringing Forever and Always into startling and vibrant life.” Affaire de Coeur
4 stars… The author “skillfully integrates her appealing characters’ past with their present, engaging the reader in their lives and their hopes for the future.” Romantic Times
“The story of a young woman who leaves her hometown pregnant and returns home several years later to make peace with her family and neighbors. Not one to shy from a challenge, Emily Winters stays on to get her father’s newspaper back on its feet, but when she meets her childhood friend, Ross Gallagher… she realizes that, as adults, they may have irreconcilable differences. Set in post-Civil War Pennsylvania. Highly recommended.” Manderley, a Book Catalog for Women
Genre: Historical Romance/Drama – Post Civil War Pennsylvania
Words: 92,000 words
Sensuality: Sweet to warm. Contains mild love scenes.
Version: 2012 – Revised ebook edition
Previously published as: Forever and Always by Donna Grove, Harper Paperbacks
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