A Stroll In The Park is a treasured story that left this reviewer delighted. Young and widowed, Aurora is determined to find love again. But this time around she will not allow herself to be any man's shadow. Resolute to claim her independence and jump-start her life again, Aurora moves to a new place and meets Drake McKenna at her favorite spot, the park by her apartment.
Aurora intrigues Drake, but he has vowed to never let any woman into his heart ever again. Receiving disturbing news from back home regarding his father's health, Drake wastes no time and returns to Scotland and shocks his family when he introduces Aurora as his wife.
Although a temporary arrangement to salvage Drake's sister-in-law from taking half of his brother's inheritance, Aurora cannot help the feelings she is developing towards Drake. Will he want her the same way she wants him? Has she found her prince charming or is Drake satisfied with only her friendship?
Diana Castilleja has done a wonderful job breathing life to this charming and romantic story. You cannot help but instantly applaud Aurora for her resolve and her desire to fight for Drake. Although frustrating at times, Drake was just a victim of his past experiences and thankfully for him Aurora was just the woman he needed to break through those barriers of trust and unconditional love. Kudos to Ms. Castilleja for a successfully told story that this reviewer feels was a memorable read. I highly recommended story if you are a true romantic at heart!
Aurora Salvage is looking for a new life, and a new leaf to turn. She's alone for the first time in ten years, when she loses her husband in a tragic accident while he is on assignment. Drake McKenna is the resident professor of the little New England town she's moved into. A small park is the center of the community, and it's the first place she finds a level of comfort. This is an unfortunate turn for Drake, who's all but claimed the park as his own personal sanctuary where he could hide himself and his wounded heart.
When Drake's father falls ill, however, his only recourse is to return to Scotland, and see for himself how things are, as well as try to keep his brother's wife from claiming their heritage from under his brother's nose. He returns to find his father sick and in bed, but not on the deathbed his brother had first insinuated. Instead, he and Aurora shock not only the household, but his brother when he arrives with a wife. Sean described their father's illness as worse than it was to convince Drake to return home, but he'd not expected the turn of events, nor how deeply all would be affected by his homecoming.