Unemployed and up to her delicate but stubborn chin in debt, business woman Terry Redding accepts a job as live-in housekeeper to handsome entrepreneur, Mark Holden, never dreaming her life will become more complicated than a game of Twister.

Mark is attracted to the divorced, single mom in a way he'd never been attracted to his ex-wife. The more he watches Terry sashay around his kitchen in her mind-blowing shorts while lavishing love on his little girl as if she were her own, Mark realized he's falling into a pit of lust and emotion from which he may never be free.

Scarred by bad marriages, even worse divorces and vindictive ex-spouses, Mark and Terry embark on a journey of hope, despite little faith in the power of love. With HOME FIRES, Ms. Giusto has leaped into the arena of glittering success with a novel of great depth, deep emotion and truly riveting romance. (Feb., 304 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Cheryl Ferguson