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Genre: Mainstream, Multicultural
Readers can always count on Alers for picturesque descriptions in her stories. You’ll feel the warmth of the sun, or see the beauty of a Colonial home, and, as her fans know, tasty meals are intricately detailed. Each character’s marriage is facing challenges; relationships may not always fit into nice, tidy packages but they do make for titillating reading.
Deanna, Marisol and Bethany are each married to power players in Washington, D.C. When Bethany has a meltdown at a cocktail party, the other two ladies come to her rescue and friendships are born. Event planner Deanna thinks she has a secure relationship with Spencer and the only thing missing is a baby. Marisol is finding out how much — or little — her husband values her when she meets one of his clients, who sees a woman, not just a wife. (KIMANI/ARABESQUE, Nov., 371 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed By: Jacqui McGugins
Published: November 2011