Wish on the Moon is a contemporary romance with family subplots.
Laura Applegate Sanders' world is turned upside down when Mitch Riley appears on her doorstep with the news her estranged father is about to undergo heart bypass surgery. For the past few years, Mitch has been her father's partner in the jewelry business Laura once dreamed of sharing - until her father disowned her when she married Doug Sanders, an artist with no money and few prospects.
Mitch loves and respects Laura's father as he never could his own. His dad was a drunkard and a gambler who died leaving his wife and two sons destitute when Mitch was fourteen. Knowing how much it would mean to Ray Applegate to see his daughter again, Mitch takes it upon himself to travel to Ohio to ask Laura to come home. To his surprise, he learns she is a widow with a four-year-old daughter, Mandy.
Mitch is prepared to dislike Ray's rebellious daughter because of the pain she caused Ray. But when he meets her, she surprises him. So does the sizzle between them. But Mitch has been betrayed in the past. His lack of trust in Laura causes him to back away to the old life that has left him alone. Can he forget the past and reach for true love?
WARNING: Consummated love scenes
©First Edition 1992, Revised and updated 2011 Karen Rose Smith (P)2013 Karen Rose Smith