Ridge Hawkins doesn't take the job of sheriff lightly-and Tanglewood, Nevada's transformation from outlaw outpost to civilized small town is proof of his respect for the law. Ridge doesn't expect trouble from the new schoolteacher, but when she arrives with a precocious daughter in tow-and the suspicious air of a woman harboring a secret-Ridge knows he won't hesitate to deliver it. Sophie Dolan has never taught a day of school in her life, but she's willing to do anything to keep little Jenna safely away from someone who wants to exploit the child's gift of sight. The fact that Jenna is her sister, not her daughter, is only one of the things Sophie needs to hide-and after one run-in with Ridge, she knows exactly whom she has to hide the truth from. The problem is, Sophie has the sight herself, and she knows that the no-nonsense sheriff has not only guessed her secrets, but stolen her heart. AUTHORBIO: KATHLEEN KANE is a native Californian, who still spends most of her time longing for an actual change of season. When she isn't staring out the window daydreaming (she refers to this as plotting), she's writing historical novels with just a touch of wonder in them.She's been married forever to a very patient man, has two grown children and a psychic Golden Retriever. She loves to travel and incorporates most of her 'adventures' into her stories. She also loves to hear from her readers. Visit her website at www.kathleenkane.com or write to her at: P.O. Box 1883, Westminster, California 92684-1883.