Gambler Gabriel Donovan strikes a bargain with the devil when he hangs for a crime he did not commit. He will be granted two more months on earth if he turns over the soul of the real perpetrator, Henry Whittaker, who lives in Regret, NV.

Maggie Benson runs the only restaurant in Regret—it's just too bad that she can't cook. But she is determined to make a success out of it for her son's sake.

When Gabe appears at Maggie's restaurant and finds her covered in soot from a stovepipe, he offers to fix it. On an impulse she hires him.

What ensues is a poignant tale of love and laughter, as two lost souls discover that love is the greatest gift of all. Once again, Kathleen Kane gives readers an extraordinary story that will warm your heart with a tear and a smile. She is an expert at playing upon our emotions, and as always, pens a captivating and soul-stirring tale. (Nov., 309 pp $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Beth MacGregor