Sometimes love finds you when you least expect it . . .

To Benita Ford, Tallgrass, Oklahoma, will always be home. It’s where her beloved grandmother raised her and where she rode bikes with her two best friends-the man who became her husband and Calvin. And Tallgrass is where she stayed, even after her husband died while serving his country. Now Calvin is home from that same war, and the sensitive, mischievous boy she once knew is today a man scarred by wounds no one else can see. Falling in love with him is something Bennie never imagined.

Tallgrass still haunts Captain Calvin Sweet. Yet it’s where he must go to see Bennie-the one woman he always loved but could never have. Calvin regrets so much about what happened years ago. Still he can’t deny being with Bennie makes his future feel bright, like anything is possible. But the demons of his past won’t be quieted that easily. As old hurts linger, threatening to pull them apart, Calvin and Bennie must take the ultimate risk for the love of a lifetime . . .

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"Likable, genuine and colorful characters fill the pages of Pappano's latest in her Tallgrass series. With beautifully honest storytelling, Pappano expresses the vulnerable hearts of Ben and Avi. The easy banter between them, along with their natural chemistry, will have readers invested in their journey to find acceptance and healing. Once again, Pappano brings us a heartfelt read."
--RT Book Reviews on A Promise of Forever
"A tender love story...With her trademark blend of the heartbreaking and heartwarming, Pappano skillfully helps Avi and Ben overcome their respective fears, providing hints of future couples along the way."
--Publishers Weekly on A Promise of Forever
"Deeply satisfying...Pappano's characters are achingly real and flawed, and readers will commiserate with and root for the couple...This deeply moving tale will remind everyone who reads it of the great sacrifices made by those who serve and the families they leave behind."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) on A Love to Call Her Own
"A solid, tender plot, well-developed, vulnerable characters and smart, modern banter are the highlights of this heartwarming story."—RT Book Reviews on A Love to Call Her Own
"4 1/2 stars! Through her beautiful storytelling, Pappano deftly expresses the emotions that come with love and loss. The genuine love that grows between Therese and Keegan melts the heart. Pappano's latest packs a powerful punch."—RT Book Reviews on A Man to Hold on To
"A powerful and welcome return to Tallgrasss . . . Pappano excels at depicting deep emotion . . . including plenty of humor."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) on A Man to Hold on To
"Pappano shines in this poignant tale of love, loss, and learning to love again. [She] creates achingly real characters whose struggles will bring readers to tears."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) on A Hero to Come Home To
"Pappano's latest is a touching story about loss, love and acceptance. Tender to the core, her story is filled with heartwarming characters who you can't help but fall in love with, and she tells their stories candidly and poignantly. The ending will simply melt your heart."—RT Book Reviews on A Hero to Come Home To
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