If You Were Mine

If You Were Mine by Kathryn Shay

Book 5: Bayview Heights Series

Joe Taylor has followed in his father’s footsteps. A former journalist, he switches careers and becomes a high school teacher, just like Seth. He also loses his wife and is left a single father. When he returns to Bayview Heights to live and work, he settles in a wing of his family’s home. He has great childcare, is surrounded by unconditional support and a job he adores. But something’s missing. It’s time to move on.

Juliet Mason comes back to Bayview Heights High School to teach in the English Department. She left her job to have a baby five years ago and help her husband with his career as a U.S. Congressman. When she meets Joe, she sees a gentle, tender man who loves deeply. But because she’s married, they maintain a collegial relationship. Until her secret is revealed…

The world of education and politics clash in this story of love and hope when Joe realizes that Juliet needs rescuing…and he’s the man to do it!


“Kathryn Shay will make you pull out a hanky for more than one intensely moving scene.”

– RT Book Reviews

“You have to read this powerful, heart-wrenching story. Ms. Shay…is a truly gifted storyteller.”

– Old Book Barn Gazette

“Shay’s heart-touching, sympathetic approach, powerful storytelling ability and depth of characterization of not only the main characters, but also the secondary characters, speak of first-hand knowledge of teens, challenges, and matters of the heart.”

– Word Weaving

The Details

Publisher: Ocean View Books
Published: February 2016