On the day of her third wedding anniversary, Tracey Woods gets the shock of her life. Her husband, Donald, is involved in a serious car accident while in San Francisco on business.

As Tracey, her sister, Robin, and Janet, Donald's daughter from a previous marriage, are given the grim news of his death, they are approached by a man offering his sympathy. Assuming that Tracey is Donald's daughter, he proceeds to say how much Donald "loved" her as well as how much he loved the woman who perished in the car with him.

Thus starts the emotional roller coaster that Patricia Anne Phillips provides in June In Winter. The heroine, Tracey, vacillates between grieving for Donald and their life together, and hating him for his betrayal. She can't help but questioning their "great" life and whether he really loved her.

When love comes knocking in the form of Travis Howard, Tracey has many hurdles to overcome. Most importantly, she must lose her doubts about her own ability to accurately judge people, especially men. Tracey's recovery and Travis' love keep this story flourishing from beginning to end. (Jun., 288 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Debbie R. Sims