||Family tragedy brings a couple together in this contemporary romance by the author of PRETTY WOMAN. When Darby's beloved childhood friend Russell dies in a car accident, his nasty, gold-digging stepmother Bella completely violates his wishes by donating his organs. An anguished Darby, with the help of her three eccentric aunts, sets out to free Russell's father Marcus, now weakened by a stroke, from Bella's influence. The plot requires reconciling Marcus and Russell's brother Ben, and along the way, Darby and Ben finally act on the feelings they've always had for each other.
||Bestselling author Fern Michaels concocts a heartwarming tale of love and family in Baton Rouge. When Darby Lane's good friend Russ dies young, she is named the executor of his will. However Russ's scheming step-mother Bella has other plans, and it will take all of Darby's smarts and savvy to prevent Bella from getting her way. Along the way, she finds herself falling in love with Russ's brother Ben; meanwhile her kooky aunts do their best to wrest Marcus away from Bella's vile clutches.
||Darby Lane and Russell Gunn had been inseparable friends since their days in the Horseshoe, the wonderful Baton Rouge neighborhood of their youth. But after graduate school, a tragic accident takes Russ's life -- and Darby's world is shattered. Her long journey to healing brings her closer to Russ's brother Ben, whom she begins to see through new eyes. Suddenly love blooms in the place of grief; and now, with the help of the three wily and colorful aunts who raised her, Darby faces the challenge of reuniting Ben with his estranged father -- if she and her aunts can get through the conniving schemes of Ben's social climber stepmother. Bit by bit, Darby discovers that loss can build new life -- and love truly can conquer anything.