By Debra White Smith
A lady is badly accused—and one guy will chance every thing to turn out her innocence and retailer her lifestyles. the very last thing Jack Mansfield ever sought after was once to arrest his former sweetheart—especially together with her crying five-year-old placing directly to her. yet Jack is the police leader of Bullard, Texas, and documents point out Charli has embezzled greater than $100,000 from the financial institution the place she works. Charli swears she's blameless, yet Jack needs to abide through the legislation. Charli notion she had pieced her lifestyles again jointly after her first husband left her by myself and pregnant. yet now she sits in a prison telephone, accused of against the law she didn't devote, with a bit lady ready at the open air. Charli's religion has constantly saved her regular throughout the ups and downs of lifestyles, yet she cannot deny she's now as regards to depression. Jack has harbored unrequited love for Charli for over a decade; and that love drives him to job himself and his private-eye brother, Sonny, to end up her innocence and locate the wrongdoer. yet Jack and Charli won't ever have their happily-ever-after if she is going to prison...or is murdered by way of the person that framed her. Will they locate the genuine perpetrator in time to avoid wasting Charli's existence and eventually supply their love an opportunity? contains dialogue questions, a letter from the writer, and a preview of booklet within the lone megastar intrigue sequence
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After marching to the fence, he hurled it over and watched the cattle trot toward him for their morning portion. When he went back for the next bale, Jack glanced toward Bud’s plank house. The place wasn’t more than a thousand square feet, but Bud called it his castle. The hard-working veteran had been with Uncle Abe for ﬁfteen years. Bud was as much a ﬁxture on the place as the old barn, so Abe’s will granted him a lifetime job. But even if the will hadn’t provided for Bud, Jack would have kept him on.
Jack exclaimed. “Are you kidding? ” Sonny picked up a pen and dismissed the cats. ” “Bullard Savings and Loan,” Jack supplied and pulled the manila envelope from his hip pocket. When Sonny reached for the enve lope, Jack held it up and said, “And this is strictly between you and me. ” “Roger,” Sonny said with a nod. “Not only will Charli come unglued, I could get into serious trouble with my job. ” Sonny pressed his lips together, took the envelope, and nodded. “But like I already said, this would be soooo much easier if I could just talk with her.
I’m sure of it,” he mumbled as Brenda Downey’s features swam into his mind. His gut went hard, and Jack knew what he had to do. He didn’t want Charli, like Brenda, to be “a case” for the police. Jack would do everything in his power to exonerate Charli . . even if it meant risking her ire. He pressed his brother’s speed-dial number. When Sonny didn’t answer and his voice mail kicked in, Jack hung up. Then, he pressed the redial button. He knew for a fact that Sonny was probably in bed, and his cell phone was on the nightstand within reach.