Then she encounters handsome Phil Pilgrim, who is home from the army to sell his family homestead to the government for a munitions plant. Thrown together by a freak accident in which Phil saves Laurel’s life, the two discover a deep friendship that quickly blooms into much more. And though Phil must return to his army duties, Laurel is secure in the knowledge of his love.
Then one night she overhears a group of men plotting to blow up the new munitions plant! Unsure who she can trust in the small town, Laurel desperately tries to contact Phil, seeking his aid and counsel. But will he be able to save her from the web of deceit and danger that is slowly closing around her, threatening her life and her country?
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“The touch of his arms around her, the tone of his voice, thrilled Laurel as nothing had ever done before. . . .”
No longer heir to her father’s fortune, Laurel Sheridan returns to her hometown of Carrollton to earn her living. But when she makes a wrong turn, she finds herself stranded with a broken-down car. . .and in a precarious position.
Seemingly out of nowhere, handsome Philip Pilgrim offers help. Phil, a soldier, is soon captivated by spirited Laurel and vows to stick by her for the remainder of his leave. . .then finds it hard to leave Laurel at all.
With Phil gone, Laurel draws strength from beautiful Crimson Mountain. When she overhears plans to destroy the town’s new munitions plant, she must make a courageous decision—one that could determine her future with the man she’s grown to love and the country’s war efforts abroad.