Celia Matthews is a successful advertising executive who keeps busy with her volunteer work. Though it helps keep her pain buried, she can't forget how her world crumbled and the reason why she was forced to leave the town of Bradleyville.

Now, 17 years later, Celia's father is calling her. Can she return? If only she could turn back time. If only Mama had accepted the gift Celia offered that day. Would she have lost so much if things had been different? Would Danny be more than just a painful memory?

Talented Brandilyn Collins gently guides the reader through page after heart-tugging page until every emotion, like the spectrum of a rainbow, has been evoked. From loss to gain, sorrow to joy, Color the Sidewalk for Me sparkles with its complex characters and clear voice. This is a memorable novel of restoration, hope and love. (Mar., 369 pp., $12.99)

Reviewed by: 
Bev Huston