Bestselling author Michaels’ wonderful story puts a fresh twist on the wronged-spouse plot. Even though the characters are going through some rough situations, she takes out the sting using humor. Her characters are witty and charming, with many secrets, and the quest for forgiveness will keep readers riveted.

Gus Hollister, who was raised by his grandmother, Rose, must tell her that his scheming wife has taken everything, including the mansion Rose paid for. Rose warned him about Elaine but he didn’t listen. She tells him that he has to make amends before she will allow him back into her home and her life. She’s also worried that Gus will learn about the secret business she and her sisters have worked so hard to build up. Gus has a lot of work to do, but with help from his friends and associates, he will get back into Rose’s good graces and maybe get a second chance at love, if he does it right this time. (Kensington, May, 352 pp., $25.00)

Reviewed by: 
Patsy Glans