Surrounded by Strangers
By Josi S. Kilpack
Bonneville Books, 2003. 242 pgs. Fiction
Pamela Bennion isn't who she pretends to be. Working as a waitress in a low-end truck stop, she's desperate to hide her children from their abusive father--and to keep the law from finding her before she can build her case against her ex-husband. Although she has a few safe contacts, she has maintained her distance from all others, trusting no one. But when Bryan Drewry sweeps into her life just as her children's safety is at risk, she finds it necessary to rely on him more than she would like.
A mixture of romance and mystery, this book has a good plot, with a mother who will do anything to protect her children and an evil, powerful villain. The romance develops a bit quickly for my tastes, but overall, it was an intriguing concept.