Maggie is running and running scared. With her newborn infant in tow, she jumps on a freight train in order not only to get away but to hide her tracks. Naively, she believes this will be her ticket to a better life. What she doesn't expect is to find the boxcar already inhabited by several drunken transients. When two of them, traveling together, try to attack Maggie, the third comes to her rescue.
Rafe Kendrick is running, too. Running from his memories but can't escape them. After losing his wife and children in an accident for which he blames himself, he left his home, drank himself senseless, and has pretty much kept himself drunk for a couple years. But when he sees Maggie's need, he decides to help.
Maggie is very secretive about her personal life, not willing to divulge her last name, her hometown, or details about how she received the bruises covering much of her body. Rafe is afraid she's running from the law. Knowing she needs to rest and a good meal, he accompanies her to a motel in a little town in Idaho where he pawns his wedding ring to provide Maggie and her infant son with food, clothing, and shelter. When Maggie becomes too ill to care for her baby herself, Rafe knows that he has to stay sober in order to help both of them.
But when Maggie becomes so ill she needs to be taken to the hospital, secrets are revealed putting her life as well as that of her infant son, in danger. Once again Rafe comes to her rescue. Of course Rafe has a few secrets of his own, the most important being that he isn't just your ordinary downtrodden transient.
How these two wounded souls are able to heal one another is an inspiring story from one of romance fiction's most talented authors. Rafe and Maggie are able to give one another the happiness neither one ever expected to find. Catherine Anderson hooks the reader from the very beginning and until its dramatic conclusion she doesn't let go. BABY LOVE is another winner in a long list of keepers from this talented author whose books consistently tug at the heartstrings and pull at the emotions. Don't miss this one.