Forty-year-old web designer India Redding is satisfied with her life in Denver, her business and her relationship with her fabulous boyfriend, Jack Shea. Then India's mother, the flamboyant Eldora, asks India to drive her to Las Vegas and India feels obligated to do so since her father, Don, asked her to look after her mother shortly before he died. On Eldora and India's journey, they also search for Gypsy, India's schizophrenic twin sister who recently left Denver.

Samuel's characters are believable and real, especially Eldora and India. As the two repair their difficult relationship, Eldora reveals some surprising truths about herself and her past.

India attempts to accept her mother's revelations even as she knows she must make some tough choices of her own. Heart-warming and entrancing, Samuel's latest will make you laugh, cry and believe that love can heal all hearts. (Feb., 304 pp., $23.95)
Reviewed by: 
Sheri Melnick