LEARNING TO BREATHE

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Beautifully written,
White's latest is full of emotional drama and well-crafted characters. Heartache and past tragedies are revealed in this one-of-a-kind novel, which centers on newfound love and second chances.

Brenna O'Brien, the youngest of her sisters, owns an old movie theater in a small Louisiana town. When former flame Pierce McGovern returns to town to open a multiplex and settle his father in a nursing home, Brenna becomes confused about her feelings for Pierce, who left years before without even saying goodbye.

As the romantic tension builds between them, Brenna decides to marry another man, a good friend. But when Pierce's father shares some old letters with Brenna, she realizes how rare true love is and must decide whether to risk her heart for a second chance with Pierce. (NAL, Mar., 304 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Sheri Melnick