Quinn, Tara Taylor, A Son’s Tale (Comfort Cove, Book 1), (Richmond, Surrey: Mills & Boon, 2012).
Title: A Son’s Tale (Comfort Cove, Book 1)
Author: Tara Taylor Quinn
Issues: Bereavement; Child Abduction; Parenthood
Twenty-five years ago… a mysterious crime was committed in Comfort Cove, Massachusetts. Frank Whittier was accused—but never charged. And it ruined his life.
Now… Cal Whittier, Frank’s son, is determined to protect him, to safeguard his father’s identity. After years on the run, they finally have their lives on an even keel, with Cal teaching at a college in Tennessee. Two things could change all that.
First, a cop in Comfort Cove starts looking into the case again. And second, Cal gets involved with single mother Morgan Lowen. He has plenty of reasons to avoid her—not the least of which is that she’s an adult student in one of his classes. And in Cal’s situation, any relationship is risky. Still…it could be the best risk he’s ever taken!
I was lucky growing up. I had great parents. My mother was there-always. She cooked and cleaned for us, bandaged bruises and kissed away tears. She also taught us. She stood for right and good and kindness. She didn’t tolerate lying or meanness. She was strict with us…and she spoiled us. She woke us up in the morning; each of us kids had our own personal welcome to the day. She was at the door telling us goodbye when we left for school. And there waiting for us when we got home. She was our sounding board and our listening post. She is still a voice in my head that I take with me every place I go.
And my father-he was the one who told us (and showed us) that we could be anything we wanted to be. We could do anything we wanted to do. We just had to put our minds to it. Stay focused. He was not a lazy man and he did not tolerate laziness in others. He was goal oriented and demanded the same from each of us. My father gave me the stick-to-it-iveness to reach my goal of becoming a writer for Harlequin Books.
And that brings us to comfort Cove, a small coastal fishing town in Massachusetts. Something happened in Comfort Cove that changed the lives of two sets of parents and children. In a Son’s Tale we meet Cal and his father, Frank. How far will a father go to give his son a good life? And how far will a son go to protect the father who sacrificed so much for him? Do we ever quit owing tjose who gave us life? Or serving those to whom we gave life?
I don’t have all the answers, but I am very happy to be bringing you the story of one father and one son. I care very much about these men-and about the woman who enters the son’s life. I hope you do, too.
Watch for A Daughter’s Story, coming in October 2012 from Harlequin Superromance. I think mothers and daughters are even more complicated than fathers and sons!
As always, I love hearing from you! You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or at P.O. Box 13584, Mesa, AZ 85216.
Tara Taylor Quinn