Dylan Donovan and Maddie Lamont dance around the truth of their feelings for each other in Pamela Bauer's charming love story fresh from 14 Valentine Place.

Dylan harbors a secret about his family that convinces him he can't surrender to the attraction of Maddie, the gangly kid with braces who grew into a graceful swan. Back in St. Paul to recuperate from surgery, Dylan faces the worst of the four seasons and the worst in himself and his relationships with his family while falling under the mesmerizing spell of the childhood nemesis who now haunts his dreams.

Bauer takes ordinary family life and imbues her story with a touch of winter magic magic as beckoning as an opening door at 14 Valentine Place.

Sandy Huseby writes and reviews from her homes in Fargo, North Dakota, and lakeside in northern Minnesota.

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