Like an appetizer buffet, each story has its own flavor, and some may appeal to a particular taste more than others. The good news is, there's plenty of variety to choose from—mysteries and romances, psychics and witches, secret offspring and artistic grandparents.
Personal favorites included Ann B. Morris' "The Reunion," with characters so true they made me cry, and Sandra Ricker-Smith's "The Trouble With Callie," for the feisty senior heroine and spectacular sense of place.

Intelligence and wisdom are key characteristics of these stories, featuring mature heroines. Most of the women in these 10 stories have come home after years away to rekindle that first thrilling romance. When old flames reignite, the years melt away.

As one character puts it "Neither of us are teenagers anymore, but seeing you like this sure makes me feel like one."

(Feb., 438 pp., $12.95)

Reviewed by: 
Cindy Harrison