LOVE TAKES TIME
Byrd showcases her unique talents with this very touching and memorable tale. The characters are refreshingly original. Add to that a very sound storyline and you have a must-read.
Alyssa Jansen grew up in a beautiful mansion with her father, the live-in chef for the mega-rich Hintons. Like most little girls she fantasized about one day becoming Mrs. Hinton and set her sights on Quentin.
Now grown, Alyssa returns home and sees Quentin for the first time in years. Like magic, the two are drawn to one another. But during the wedding she discovers that Quentin is engaged. And you'll never believe what happens next. (KIMANI/ARABESQUE, Apr., 304 pp., $6.99)