By Sherryl Woods
Daisy Spencer's identify is on everybody's lips...How may well the practical daughter of Trinity Harbor's self-proclaimed patriarch have taken within the boy stuck hot-wiring her automobile? no matter if the boy is a modern day Huck Finn or now not, Trinity Harbor is in an uproar. yet for Daisy, guiding the orphaned ten-year-old is straightforward, an get away from her personal tragic prior. she will forget about the town's nay-saying. the only hindrance is...that guy. That guy is the boy's uncle, Walker Ames, a tricky D.C. cop who sees his unforeseen nephew as his final probability at redemption. quickly he is commuting to the captivating fishbowl of a city, the place all people assumes he is seduced Daisy--their top Sunday-school instructor! yet to Walker, Daisy is a disconcerting mixture of captivating innocence and smart-mouthed pleasure in a city that isn't as sleepy because it appears to be like.
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He’d stopped by the station, had a chat with Andy, looked through some paperwork, then, finally, when he could delay no longer, he’d hit the road. He’d managed to delay his arrival till midafternoon—much later, no doubt, than the imperious Mrs. Jackson had been expecting him. He braced himself for her displeasure along with everything else, took a deep breath and headed for the door. , dedicated, but wearied by their caseloads. Nor did she fit the image he’d conjured up on the phone—a starchy woman, mid-fifties with a perpetually down-turned mouth.
It was exasperating. No, King thought, it went beyond that. It was humiliating. He had half a mind to go charging over to her place and put a stop to things before she tarnished the Spencer name with her shenanigans, but he’d learned his lesson on that score. A father interfered in his children’s lives at his own peril. Better to handle things from the sidelines, subtly. King could all but hear the laughter of his family and friends at that. It was true, subtlety wasn’t exactly his style. Never had been, but for once he could see the value in using other people to do his dirty work.
That’s exactly what makes me believe she’ll eventually get results. ” “And until then, he’ll have me,” she insisted stubbornly, not wanting to consider what she would do when that day came. ” Tucker asked. ” She scowled. “Sleeping,” she contradicted. “Wanna bet? ” Without responding one way or the other, Daisy marched to the stairs, then waved Tucker up ahead of her. ” Unfortunately, just as they reached the top of the stairs, Tommy bolted out of her bedroom, pockets bulging, Molly trailing along behind him in a way she never did with Daisy.