SAFE HARBOR ... That's what Martha's Vineyard has always been for Holly Anderson, folk artist, dreamer and eternal optimist. If she could just save enough to buy the house and barn she's renting, fall in love, marry the guy and then have children as sweet as her nieces, life would be pretty much perfect.
Poor Holly. She has a lot to learn.
Havoc arrives on the island in the guise of stunningly beautiful Eden Walker, a gold-digging con woman who's already stolen the nest egg of an elderly couple and who promptly seduces Holly's sixty-something father while she's in hiding. Holly's mother is devastated, her sister won't deal with it, and Sam Steadman--son of the now impoverished couple and a man who has more than one reason to hunt Eden down -- is furious. After a bumpy start, Sam and an equally outraged Holly join forces to track down the elusive Eden and reclaim both treasure and father. But hearts and minds collide, and shipwrecked emotions are strewn along the way. Will Holly and Sam ever be able to trust one another after the not-so-merry chase?
"Captivating contemporary romantic intrigue ... another triumph."
--Harriet Klausner, online reviewer
"Ms. Stockenberg is a master of relationships .... This book is fresh and exciting ... a fast-paced novel that will leave you feeling so darn good ... brava!"
--Belles and Beaux of Romance
"SAFE HARBOR is a most entertaining contemporary romance. It has great characters, a satisfying love story, and just enough suspense to keep the story moving. It also has a delightfully drawn setting as the author brings Martha's Vineyard to life .... This woman can write."
--The Romance Reader
"Romantic suspense à la Nora Roberts, mixed with a touch of humor à la Barbara Freethy ... a fast-paced rollercoaster ride of intrigue, family problems, deception and comical sleuthing ... incredible life in these characters ... amazing descriptions ... you won't want to miss this."
"Another notch in a collection of compelling dramas ... this author really knows how to tell a story!"
"A story about people, relationships, situations, loss of innocence and the good and evil that exist in each. Slashing dialogue ... characters who are so human and flawed that you know you've met them -- and known them -- somewhere before. A fabulous, fabulous read."
--Old Book Barn Gazette
"A perfect summer novel ... a hot read with all the right ingredients: passion, humor, suspense, murder, greed, and all of it set in Martha's Vineyard! What could be better?"
--Pam Johnson, online reviewer
When Eden Walker--a gold-digging sociopath--seduces an older man, she wreaks havoc on a close-knit Martha's Vineyard family. Soon, the gentleman's daughter, Holly Anderson, is on her trail, and right behind her is Sam Steadman, Eden's long-deserted husband. He has his own reason to find his devious wife: he recently learned that Eden had scammed his needy parents. Holly and Sam intersect and clash, then reluctantly team up to track down the elusive Eden, who's now on the run from two fresh victims writing back their money. Though haunted by Eden's seductive spell, Sam falls for fey artist Holly and tries to hide that he's still technically married. Will they get together? Will Eden receive her deserved comeuppance? Stockenberg (Keepsake) concocts a complex, fast-moving plot--peopled with winning secondary characters--as well as a humorous and tender love story.