A Safe And Welcome Nest

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About the author:
Someone once said that Judith B. Glad had a butterfly mind, flitting from interest to interest and never settling anywhere. That's probably true, because she has tried a variety of careers and still hasn't figured out what she wants to be when she grows up. From each one she has learned a whole new assortment of odd facts, many of which have shown up in her books. From accounting to bird-watching, she has drawn on her experiences at work and play, and hopes to continue to do so for a long time.

Judith and her husband live in Portland Oregon, where she divides her time among her children and grandchildren, her writing, and the weeds that won't stay out of her garden. Her webpage (www.judithbglad.com) introduces you to her books and her family, as well as to some of her varied interests.

A Safe And Welcome Nest

Authored by Judith B. Glad

When loner Jake Borglund comes to Burns, Oregon, all he wants is a home for his son and the solitude to do his snowy plover mating behavior studies. He reckons without Delilah Grey, a contradictory, independent woman who is a combination of Earth Mother and Motorcycle Mama. She is totally involved with everyday life in the isolated small town, but she's lonely, since her last child left their big, comfortable house that's now too empty.

So she offers Jake a room and the warmth of family life, something he's never really experienced. Jake's son, Matthew, takes to Delilah immediately. Jake's feelings are more ambivalent--he desires her but he also fears being drawn into the town's social life, for he's never really learned to relate well to people.

Unable to resist the strong sexual pull that proximity brings, they become lovers--for a while. At Christmas, Jake finds himself overwhelmed with family, with too much closeness, with too many demands on his emotional reserves. He retreats from intimacy, nearly breaking Delilah's heart. For several months they co-exist politely, cautiously. Jake departs for the field in the spring, leaving Matthew with her, but taking her heart. Now only time will tell if he can recognize what he walked away from. And only time will show Delilah whether her love for Jake is worth fighting for.

Publication Date:
1920741666 / 9781920741662
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary

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