Starlight Dunes by Vickie McKeehan

It wasn’t until he faced death that life gave him hope and hope gave him the courage to love. Archaeologist River Amandez comes to Pelican Pointe to excavate and catalogue a long-buried Chumash settlement. She brings with her a not-so-pretty past and only one man in town can help her figure out how to make things right. Brent Cody is back in town to recover from a near-fatal attempt on his life. Together the two will lean on each other through tough times, finding strength and courage to correct their mistakes. They'll soon make plans for a reunion of a lifetime and discover the dunes holds the answers to a lot more than the past. The fifth book in the award-winning Pelican Pointe Series.