The Delta Ladies (©1995)
by Fern Michaels
Cader Harris shook the dust of Hayden, Louisiana, from his feet eighteen years ago, aided by his football prowess, his movie-star good looks — and most of all by a handsome payoff from Foster Doyle Hayden, who thought that Cader wasn't good enough for his daughter, Irene. Cader enjoyed a prosperous career, and more than his share of beautiful women. Now, with his fortunes running low, Cader has come home for a last chance at the big time...and much more.
When Irene Hayden married someone else and too few months later gave birth to a boy, Cader was shocked. He kept to his side of the bargain...until a secret deal with Delta Oil gave him an excuse to see his son and the golden, tempestuous woman he should have claimed long ago.
But before Irene there was Sunday Waters, a girl who, like Cader, came from the wrong side of the tracks. Sunny gave herself to him heart and soul, and they shared a white-hot passion. Then Irene Hayden snapped her fingers and Cader went running. Now Cader will discover how much can change when girls become women...and that sometimes a banked fire can reignite to blaze hotter than before...