An excellent voice, Southern style, and humor make Late Bloomers (4.5) by Peggy Webb a joy to read. Emily Jones is a widow who hasn't adjusted to her new, unprotected life. Her husband took care of real life for them both, and she isn't sure what to do without him. Delta Jordan, her best friend and cousin, has issues with men because her father deserted her family when she was young. A travel writer, Delta persuades Emily to come with her to Italy. There, Emily learns to live and Delta learns to bloom. Wonderful characters, story and heart make this a winner. Delta's new love is especially wonderful.