About That Man
Author: Sherryl Woods
Release Date: May 25, 2001
The picture-perfect town of Trinity Harbor, Virginia, is in an uproar when Robert "King" Spencer's sensible spinster daughter takes in a modern-day Huck Finn she found hot-wiring her car. But Daisy, a spirited beauty with a tragic past, needs this orphaned 10-year-old boy to love. She's confident she can handle her bullheaded father (the self-appointed town patriarch), her two bossy brothers, a concerned pastor, and social services. The only real obstacle is...that man.
That man is Tommy's uncle, Walker Ames, a tough D.C. cop whose ex-wife gave up on him as a husband and father years ago. Perhaps this unexpected nephew is Walker's chance to redeem his failure as a family man. Soon he's commuting to the charming fishbowl of a town where everyone assumes he's seduced Daisy Spencer, their best Sunday school teacher. But to Walker, Daisy is a disconcerting mix of smart-mouthed innocence and wicked temptation. For Daisy, Walker, and Tommy, a long, hot summer in the town that's not as sleepy as it seems offers a second chance at family.