The plot of the story is interesting and the romance between Savannah and Judd is nice, and speaks of a relationship that wants to live and breathe. However, the dialogue is a bit dull, detracting from the story and the characters.
Savannah Slade has always lived a wonderful life with her parents and three sisters in the “great outdoors.“ But when her father’s lawyer reveals to her that she and her sisters were actually adopted by the Slades when they were little, the girls begin to search for their true identities. Savannah learns that her biological mother was dying of cancer and gave her to Andrew Slade, a preacher, because she was terrified and wanted Savannah to have a safe upbringing. She feared that the Stoss family would find out that Savannah was an heir to the family fortune. Savannah doesn’t care about the Stoss family’s money; what she cares about is the truth. So she leaves Judd, the love of her life, behind and heads to Miami. Then her biological father is killed in an accident, and Savannah believes it may have been murder. Add in a grieving widow with a secret, a man with an overactive libido and a brand-new grandmother, and Savannah has her hands full. (MIRA, May, 368 pp., $7.99)