Facing the past could change his future.
Veterinarian Neal Rodgers is in Wander Canyon seeking the truth about his past—not to rescue a litter of kittens under his next-door neighbor’s porch. But persistent single-mom Tessa Kennedy is impossible to ignore—especially when she uncovers a family secret of her own. Discovering the hidden facts of their histories could be the key to unlocking everything in this small town.
When Tessa’s car finally pulled up, Neal headed out his side door. Even as he told himself not to get involved, he met her as she gingerly lifted the box of mewling cats out of her back seat.
“I’m gonna keep ’em,” she declared without any further explanation.
Eight cats? He couldn’t help raising a dubious eyebrow at her pronouncement.
“Well, not all of them,” she added in answer to his expression. “I’m not gonna be some crazy cat lady. Just the little guy.”
Without any explanation, Neal knew she was referring to the sickly one. A lost-causer—he should have seen that one coming. Years in veterinary practice had given him a pretty sharp instinct for people given to hopeless causes and taking in strays.
She smiled at him with those wide, overly friendly eyes. Neal suddenly wondered if he wasn’t giving off some lost-cause stray vibe without realizing it. After all, those words could indeed classify the reason he was here. And Tessa certainly wasn’t letting up on her attentions to him.
Excerpted from Secrets of Their Past by Allie Pleiter, Copyright © 2022 by Allie Pleiter. Published by Love Inspired.
About the Author
An avid knitter, coffee junkie and firm believer that “pie makes everything better,” Allie Pleiter writes both fiction and non-fiction working on as many as four novels at a time. The bestselling author of over fifty books, Allie has enjoyed a twenty-year career with over 1.5 million books sold. In addition to writing, Allie maintains an active writing productivity coaching practice and speaks regularly on the creative process, publishing, and her very favorite topic—The Chunky Method of time management for writers. Visit her website at www.alliepleiter.com to learn more.
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