Reared by an overbearing mother, scared witless by the ultra-strict nuns in Catholic school and married to the domineering Russell Everette, Regina has no self-esteem.

The adage, One cannot know where he is going unless he understands where he has come from is exemplified as Regina leaves Russell and begins a new life. To get her back, Russell must learn that it was he who needed her and not the other way around. Each character must deal with the trials, self-esteem issues and unresolved fears from childhood before they can find happiness in their adult lives.

IF I COULD is a spellbinding story that will give any reader or book club plenty to talk about! Donna Hill makes the transition from traditional romance to modern fiction in exemplary fashion. (Now available, 240 pp., $12.00)

Reviewed by: 
Debbie Sims