This is a sweet romance between characters whose shared pasts will strongly affect their future. The emotions and secrets revealed make for a poignant story of change, forgiveness and love.

Jade McAllister has come home to help her mother after a heart attack. Former bad boy Shane Calkin is now a youth pastor and father to his 5-year-old niece. Jade and Shane were in school together, but Shane’s crowd was not kind to Jade. Yet Shane was attracted to her back then and he’s attracted to her now. (WHITE ROSE, May, 208 pp., $12.99)

Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley