Dixie Fulton-Leigh is not a typical Southern belle. Shes business-savvy and not about to let the family lawyer take over her late fathers furniture manufacturing conglomerate. Dixie is also responsible for her addled grandfather, eccentric aunt and an elderly family servant.

Can entrepreneur Riley Walker be the answer to her problems? A single father, Riley has just sold his successful sawmill in hopes of creating a more family-friendly life for his niece Wendy, who was abandoned at birth by his sister. He relocates his mother, daughter and Wendy to the Fulton-Leigh mansion. His curiosity and Wendys questions bring skeletons out of the closet, so Dixie inherits another batch of problems.

Drawing wisdom from the Book of James, Annie Jones creates a romance with a spiritual lesson for all of us. (Sep., 450 pp., $11.99)

Reviewed by: 
Roberta Updegraff