■ Miracle on I-40／Curtiss Ann Matlock
『Miracle on I-40』／Curtiss Ann Matlock (著)
出版社: Mira Books (2005/10)
Lacey Bryant is the ever-hopeful waitress at Gerald's Truckstop restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a spot that is clear across the country from her home and family in North Carolina. It has been eleven years since Lacey, pregnant and unmarried, ran away from her angry father. Now she wants to go home again. A single mother, struggling to raise her children, she longs for her father's forgiveness, her mother's sweet embrace, and to share with her aging parents the grandchildren they have never seen. Cooper is every inch a Scrooge who wants no part of traveling across the country with two children, but he has promised to help out a friend, so he loads Lacey and her brood into her eighteen-wheeler, and carries them along with him on his trip down Interstate 40. As the miles roll under the big truck's wheels, it turns out to be Lacey and her children who are bringing Cooper along with them, on a journey that takes them home to the heart. In the revised edition of a Curtiss Ann Matlock classic, readers are treated once again to a cast of lovable characters in a magical romance as sweet and tender as a Christmas cookie.