|| Professional, attractive, and dedicated to the youth of today, Cara Kessler seems to incorporate the ideal attributes of a political candidate. But as a young widow, running for office is the last thing Cara wants for herself or the daughter she is raising alone.Cruelly manipulated into a heated election race, Cara's only hope is to stay one step ahead of her power-hungry running mate. As the truth of the would-be governor's political and personal life comes to light, Cara enlists the help of Lieutenant Harry Oberlin, a state trooper intent on earning her trust-and her love. Still holding close the memory of her late husband, can Cara dare surrender her heart ... when so much is at stake?Tracie Peterson has authored over fifteen inspirational romance novels. A full-time writer and speaker, her latest venture is a joint writing project with Judith Pella, titled the RIBBONS OF STEEL series.