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A powerful, poignant novel of love, redemption, and family secrets from the incomparable #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels…

On his thirty-fifth birthday, Jake St. Cloud inherits a fortuneand learns the whereabouts of his mysterious half-brother. On her deathbed, Selma St. Cloud revealed that Jake had a sibling, a product of his fathers affair. At last, Jake is in a position to track down Alex Rosario and make amends for their fathers past neglect.

At least, thats the plan. When their initial meeting goes badly, a distraught Jake crashes his car and is sentenced to community workwith Alex as his parole officer. Jake must spend a year helping Angelica Dancer and her daughter, Fancy, at the Dancer Foundation for neglected children. Fancy, scarred within and without by the accident that ended her ballet career, is even less happy with the arrangement than Jake. Yet as theyre thrown together, Jake, Alex, Angelica, and Fancy make unexpected connections. And as he unravels the painful truths of his past, Jake realizes that his mothers greatest gift to him lies not in his inheritance, but in the future, and the family, hes slowly piecing together…

Praise for Fern Michaels and her novels

Tirelessly inventive and entertaining.Booklist on Up Close and Personal

Fast-moving…entertaining…a roller-coaster ride of serendipitous fun.Publishers Weekly on Mr. and Miss Anonymous

60,000 Words.

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