Lawyer Kelly Macleod is trying her first case in family court as a judge and this is the most important thing in her life right now.

Then she meets Dr. Randall Madison at a cemetery while both are visiting the graves of their mothers. Randall has a daughter and is going through a divorce and Kelly is engaged to a man who proposed to her at her mothers deathbed. At their first meeting Kelly and Randall vow, without exchanging names, to tell each other the truth, no matter the cost.

Gradually, they fall in love, only later learning that their lives are connected by an event that happened not too long ago.

This novel addresses current issues like surrogate motherhood, divorce and child custody in highly readable prose, but the two extreme coincidences of its plot were improbable. (Nov., 309 pp., $23.95)

Reviewed by: 
Gerry Benninger