For Regina Pearson, life has never been easy. Growing up in Hawaii with her father, Regina felt like she didn't fit in with the locals. After her father dies, she strikes out to North Carolina to reconnect with the family her father abandoned years ago.

She discovers not everyone is waiting to embrace her with open arms—in fact—her family is riddled with secrets, lies and mistrust. But coming to North Carolina isn't a total loss; she discovers a potential love in Justin Duval. Could he be key in helping her find the answers she needs?

There is never a dull moment in BLUES FROM DOWN DEEP. Readers will enjoy turning each page as the story unfolds and subplots develop. Characters, while not all likable, are well developed and interesting. The passionate connection between Regina and Justin is superb. (Mar., 304 pp., $24.00)

Reviewed by: 
T.L. Burton