Sometimes baseball is just a metaphor for life, and sometimes it works the other way around.All Sarah Duke ever cared about was baseball, and she s finally earned her shot as a full-time sports writer. She loves the work, she loves being one of the few women to ever gain access to a man s world, but most of all, she loves the game. When Duke meets Molly Gretta and her two sons at the ballpark, she instantly connects with the young family, but Molly isn t sure Duke s ready for something more. Molly wants someone softer, more feminine, and more importantly, someone steady. She and her boys have been abandoned before, and she s vowed to never to put them in that position again. If she were ever to trust anyone, it would have to be someone fully dedicated to her and her children. Duke has a lot of heart, but neither woman is sure there s eugh room left in it for anything other than baseball.
Rachel and her partner, Susan, are raising their young son in western New York, where during the winter they make the most of the lake effect snow on local ski slopes, a hobby that inspired her second novel, Trails Merge. In the summer, they love to travel and watch their beloved St. Louis Cardinals. Regardless of the season, Rachel always makes time for a good romance, whether she s reading it, writing it, or living it.