Childhood friend Tanner Eastman was the last person Jade Connor expected to turn up in Oregon. It had been 10 years since shed seen him. Since then Jade has endured living with her alcoholic father and embarked on a career in nursing.

Tanner is only in town for the summer, but the old feelings between them blossom until their romance is shattered by an impetuous moment and the irreparable misunderstandings that follow. Another 10 years later, they are reunited when Tanner becomes Jades lawyer in a custody battle.

Most of us have given in to a moment of weakness, and many of us struggle with guilt and repercussions all our lives. Karen Kingsbury brings hope to those of us who have trouble forgiving themselves. A Moment of Weakness is a beautiful love story. (May, 400 pp., $11.99)

Reviewed by: 
Roberta Blair