FOR ALL WE KNOW
Kitt's novel is a good story with
powerful messages about forgiving
oneself and accepting others, no
matter what their situation. But while the heroine is clearly defined from the beginning of the story, the narrative vacillates between two possible love interests for the heroine. The story at times seems convoluted with some totally different and contrasting interactions between characters.
Michaela Landry recently broke off her engagement and is in need of a change of scenery. With plans to compile her family's recipes into a cookbook, she hopes to spend a quiet summer in Memphis, housesitting for her godparents. But once she arrives, things are anything but quiet. She meets and dines with Jefferson McNeill, the widower next door, and his 13-year-old twin daughters; finds a runaway teen with a serious illness; and meets the mysterious teen hero about town -- all in the same night.
When Cooper Townsend, aka "Smith," is called to the hospital
to care for Eugene Terrace, the
teen that Michaela finds living on
her godparents' property, he is
stunned at his reaction to her. Because
of his tragic past he's decided that
he doesn't deserve to be happy
As the two deal with their feelings for one another and the situations around them, they find it difficult to remain together. Will they finally
figure it all out? (Kimani/Arabesque,
Sep., 304 pp., $6.99)