Blush sensuality level: This is a suggestive romance (love scenes are not graphic).Jacksonville, North Carolina, 1983There's barely time for a kiss after their hasty wedding. Marine Sergeant Mark Grady insists on getting married before he leaves for Beirut as part of the peacekeeping force. Not quite the romantic day a pregnant Rose had envisioned, nor did she dream she would become a widow only months after becoming a bride.As the nation sits in shock at the tragic loss of life in the bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut. Mark's family is stunned when they find out that he has a wife.Mark's brother Dennis finds, not the gold-digging hussy he expected, but a beautiful and caring young woman bravely struggling to carry on after her husband's death. Never one to shirk his duty, Dennis takes on the role of brother-in-law and future uncle, protecting Rose when events from her past threaten her. Looking into emerald eyes framed with crimson curls, Dennis realizes his heart has been caught. Is it a betrayal of Mark, or are the strange dreams Mark's attempt to convey his love and approval to them?