Released under a publisher's multi-author mini-series - "Our Town" -
Kent Hogarth was a drifter by nature, a jack of all trades, and en route to Pelican Cove, California, when he came upon the shipwrecked schooner, Julianna. As he searched for survivors, he discovered Emma Townsend pinned beneath a man on deck.
Emma thought she was content running her shop, The Hat Box, until Kent's gentle teasing won a place in her heart, and she discovered that love wasn't beyond her reach. Kent always moved on when his work was done, but he had found a reason to stay in Pelican Cove at least for a while.