When thirty-four-year-old Chloe Morgan appears on Hank Oliver's doorstep in Cameron, Arizona, she arrives with more than her old white German shepherd, Hannah, and a rambunctious young horse in tow. Chloe is pregnant with Hank's child, and she's as tough-talking and vulnerable, skittish and tender as when last we saw her in Jo-Ann Mapson's acclaimed first novel, "Hank & Chloe." As Chloe and Hank settle somewhat uneasily into domesticity, a local Navajo legend named Junior Whitebear returns home to collect his father's ashes and renew his own spirit after years spent in the art-world fast lane. When Junior arrives at the reservation, he doesn't expect to find a son he fathered unwittingly nine years ago; nor is he looking to fall in love with Chloe and to deliver her baby girl. Both events change his life, and the lives of those around him, forever. A passionate love story, "Loving Chloe" explores the emotional complexity of a love triangle with sympathy, humor, and compassion.
"Quite possibly the best love story of the decade--and clearly the wisest, most magical...Jo-Ann Mapson's sensual writing tells every woman's secret urges and makes this book impossible to put down."-- Jonis Agee"Mapson creates characters so real you could recognize them coming down the road...It's good seeing Hank and Chloe again."-- "Chicago Tribune""Mapson's dialogue is earthly and funny, her setting evocative, her portrayal of good people facing difficult choices compassionate."-- "New York Times Book Review""This is the kind of novel you want to keep reading. Mapson is a master of her trade and knows just where to push the buttons."-- "Detroit Free Press"