This return to Harmony once again draws the reader into the intriguing, delightful, sometimes humorous, sometimes painful, lives of the town residents. The ending ties up some threads, and leaves some dangling for the next visit to this captivating small town.

Tyler Wright, owner and director of the town funeral home, helps a young woman in need. Ronelle Logan, painfully shy at 27 and emotionally abused by her mother, is drawn out of her shell by crippled recluse Martin Winslow. Reagan Truman is worried about Noah McAllen, her best friend from high school, who seems to have lost his love for the rodeo and bull riding, yet is determined to continue with it, even if it kills him. (BERKLEY, Nov., 336 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley