With her beloved daughter Chrissie nearly ready to graduate high school and forty closing in, single mother Mollie McDeere decides that it is time to make some changes in her life.

Is she ready for marriage with steady date Carter Selwin? Despite their apparent compatibility, Mollie hesitates to commit. All her plans are turned upside down the night she is reunited with Gray Walker, her first love, while snowbound in a Boston Airport.

Gray and his self-destructive brother Mitch are the superstar leaders of the band "Anyme." Having been on the concert circuit for more years than he wants to count, Gray is tired of the whole rock scene. With his son Keenan ready for college, Gray wants to cut back on the traveling and spend more time in the studio.

Despite the different paths their lives have taken, Gray and Mollie still strike sparks off one another. When Mollie is laid off from her teaching position, Gray offers her a job and Mollie discovers that she has a great talent for organizing. Gray and Mollie, however, are not the only ones discovering mutual attraction; Chrissie and Keenan soon have eyes for no one else.

Misunderstanding of past events and Mitch's aberrant behavior threaten to destroy both sets of relationships. Mollie and Gray have been blessed with a second chance at love, if they are brave enough to take it.

Author Jeane Renick shines bright with a novel that is guaranteed to touch your heart and make you cheer. Truly wonderful reading. (Aug., 368 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith