A word about the authors...
Molly Charles is the pseudonym of team writers Jena MacPherson and Joanne Otness. Lifelong friends, the award-winning duo grew up in Washington’s wine country.
Jena was a staff editor and travel writer for Sunset Magazine in Seattle. Joanne was an international flight attendant for Pan American Airlines with travel assignments around the world. Both love travel, dogs of all shapes and sizes, gardening, the arts, double-tall Starbucks lattes, and writing Molly Charles books.
They are drawn again and again by the allure of the Hawaiian Islands, especially Maui—the setting for their current novel.
Ambitious career woman Leigh Taylor Cole and laid-back islander Deke Kearney have nothing in common—except a sizzling chemistry that turns their lives upside down and makes Leigh question her promise to bring him home to Seattle.
But Deke's going nowhere with the uptight mainlander. Until, that is, kidnappers threaten his son's safety and send the threesome into hiding in a secluded up-island cabin.
Proximity and provocative Maui breezes work their magic, forging a passionate bond between Leigh and Deke and forcing Leigh to face her greatest fear. And eventually to unlock a secret buried so deeply in her past, she's hidden it even from herself.
Zephronia Halliday has lost at love and given up on happy-ever-afters. But she has not abandoned her dream of finding Galahad, a rare carousel sea horse at the heart of her plan for a children's park in Portland, Oregon. Unexpectedly, her quest takes her halfway around the world and into conflict with Ty McHugh, the only man she ever loved.
When Ty spots the beautiful redhead at a London antiques auction, all he sees is the spoiled little rich girl who long ago broke his heart. Not knowing of their reversal of fortunes, the disciplined, self-made business mogul impulsively outbids Zeph for the sea horse. Thwarting her plans by denying her the frivolous toy, appeals to his sense of justice, and on a whim he gives the sea horse away.
His attempt at revenge backfires. When Ty learns why Zeph wants the sea horse, he joins her quest and they are catapulted into a search that takes them from a London soiree and rock star's estate in the English countryside, to a hip night club in Seattle.
Will Ty and Zeph find the rare sea horse, Galahad? And, in the process, will they rediscover their lost love?