There’s one secret this small town doesn’t know…
Grace McAllister hasn’t seen or heard from her father since her mother left him twenty years before. Now, she receives word that Benjamin Troup McAllister has died and she’s expected to be present at the reading of his will.
Against her better judgment, Grace returns to Temple, Georgia, but soon wishes she hadn’t. Her father’s will not only disowns her, but also makes a postmortem denial of his paternity.
Shocked and humiliated, Grace turns to the least likely person she’d expect to help her. Mayfield Donovan was the bully of her childhood years, but as a sympathetic adult, he gladly joins Grace in her search for her real father.
As they sift through the memories of her mother’s life and the men who loved her, Grace and May yield to their own strong attraction. The facts they uncover may destroy that love, however, as they discover a secret so closely guarded not even the town of Temple—where everyone knows everybody’s business—knows it exists.