May, 1942 - Regan O'Reilly comes from a long line of police officers. She would have followed her father and brother into the Force but women officers are rare and usually relegated to the status of social workers. Now she's a private investigator with her own agency and the freedom to live her life the way she wants. That is until she meets widower Mark Harris and his delightful son, Patrick, who have plans of their own for Regan. From an undercover assignment investigating a Black Market ring to working with French Freedom Fighters in Nazi occupied France, Regan's thoughts are never very far away from the man and boy who are determined to win her heart. When Regan's final mission takes an unexpected turn, her only desire is to return to the man she left behind and her only fear is that she might t make it out of France alive.
Margaret Lake was born in New Jersey, but moved to Florida in her early teens and has lived there ever since. Reading has been her favorite activity since she was ten years old. Even after purchasing a Kindle, she still has seven large bookcases filled with paper books. Her other passion is history, especially English History, dating from when she first read Catherine by Anya Seton. When the inspiration came to write her first book, she naturally gravitated to the Wars of the Roses because of that book. Her favorite author is Susan Howatch, her favorite book is Outlander and her favorite series is Harry Potter. She leads a Harry Potter book club at the elementary school and helps with the chess club. Margaret recently rescued a nine-year old Jack Russell Terrier named Angelo.