Years ago, sisters Allison and Tessa had a major falling out. While Tessa was away pursuing her modeling career, Allison had made advances on Tessas boyfriend, Sam Tucker, and became pregnant. Sam and Allison married shortly thereafter and their daughter Megan was born.

Despite a good marriage, Allison has always felt like Sams second choice and asks for a separation. As fate would have it, Allison and Tessas grandmother Phoebe, who raised them since their parents death, suddenly suffers a stroke. Tessa, whose career as a supermodel has taken her all over the world, comes back home to see her grandmother.

With Tessas return, the stage is set for an emotional showdown. Is Tessa and Sams love still blooming? Now that they have the opportunity to be togetherwill they?

If there is one author who knows how to deliver vivid stories that tug on your emotions, its Barbara Freethy. JUST THE WAY YOU ARE deftly explores the drama of first loves and second chances. (Nov., 384 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith