Today we're pleased to present the cover for Donna Alward's Treasure on Lilac Lane, Book 2 in the Jewell Cove series. An ex-Marine returns home to find the girl he used to know has turned into a woman? Oooh... Of course, it's never as easy as it sounds—and we wouldn't have it any other way.
Here's the official description:
Sometimes the journey home is its own reward.
Once upon a time, Rick Sullivan had a promising future. One of Jewell Cove’s star athletes and reigning heartthrobs, he joined the Marines and had the world in the palm of his hand…until it all came crashing down. His honorable discharge doesn’t make him the hometown hero everyone wants him to be, and there’s little reprieve from the demons that haunt him at night. Still, even though it seems that all hope is gone, fate has something else in store…
Just hearing Rick’s name is enough to give Jess Collins a headache. Years ago, they’d been close. Now she barely knows the man Rick has become since his return from service…then again, Jess isn’t that same young, naïve girl anymore either. And while there’s a powerful attraction between them—one that yields a greater passion than Jess could have ever imagined—both are wary about opening their hearts to love…and loss. But happy endings don’t come easily when long-buried secrets insist on rising to the surface. Will their pasts tear them apart—or can love find a way to heal them both?
Treasure on Lilac Lane will be available on October 28, 2014. But not to worry—first comes the release of the first book in the series, The House on Blackberry Hill, on April 29. Be on the lookout for an exclusive excerpt at H&H, coming soon!