Author: Tracie PetersonSeries: Willamette BridesPublisher: Bethany House PublishersPortland, Oregon, 1879
Nancy Pritchard finds herself widowed and with a world of problems when her deceased husband's shady business schemes start to come to light. As she sifts through the shadowed memories of their loveless union, Nancy realizes there is a lot she didn't know about the man she married.
Seth Carpenter, a childhood friend of Nancy's, has recently returned to Portland and is delighted to see her again. As a lawyer, he offers to help her sort through the legal ramifications of her husband's death. But there is more to Seth than meets the eye, and his job will take him into the dark side of Nancy's husband's life--a side she didn't even know existed.
As the two search for the truth behind her husband's death, a mutual attraction creates complications. When Nancy's own life is threatened, can Seth be honest with her about who he really is and why he's come back to Portland? And can Nancy bear another betrayal?
"Childhood friends reconnect during sad circumstances in the consuming launch of Peterson's Willamette Brides series . . . This is a beautiful story of redemption."--Publishers Weekly
"In Tracie Peterson's engrossing historical romance Secrets of My Heart
, dangerous truths threaten a city's future as a widow discovers her late husband's misdeeds. . . . In Secrets of My Heart
, love flourishes with the help of a close-knit community."--Foreword Reviews