- Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Silhouette Books (2 Aug 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0373272685
- ISBN-13: 978-0373272686
- Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 10.7 x 2 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,233,726 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Julia Sinclair lost her husband a long time before his airplane went down. But this young widow is determined to build a happy life for herself and her infant son. Zach comes up with a plan...a plan that will help him with his daughters, and allow Julia extra time at home with her baby. A marriage of convenience. A business arrangement.
But sometimes business plans can fall to the wayside when love enters the picture!
A fantastic, heart-tugging read by Catherine Mann!
Raised in a commune, Julia found the life as a reserve Air Force pilot stifling. She had fought a loosing battle to salvage her marriage with Lance, only to loose him anyway. Eight months later she bore his son, a child afflicted with Down syndrome. Overwhelmed by the responsibility and needs of her young son, she accepts Zach's sudden proposal so that she might quit work for a year to care for her child. In return, Zach needs Julia's help with his daughters. Unfortunately, both have underestimated the damage such an arrangement might inflict upon the heart.
Author Catherine Mann pens a lively, entrancing read in UNDER SEIGE, deftly capturing life's challenges with finesse and grace. Mann's characters sparkle, including newborn Patrick whose Down syndrome neatly balances the challenges presented by Zach's daughters, especially the troublesome Shelby. Julia's free spirit radically defies Zach's military perfection, yet together they balance in a heart-stopping story readers will find impossible to forget. In addition, Mann boldly captures the heart stopping challenges a pilot's wife faces, including the dreadful fear of the knock on the door with the announcement that a pilot will not be returning home. A remarkable read that belongs on the keeper shelf, UNDER SEIGE earns the WordWeaving Award for Excellence.