NOTHING BUT TROUBLE
Dana Covington struggles to make ends meet after her young husband's untimely death. When she gets hurt and is unable to work, she's forced to turn to friends Norell and Cecile for assistance. The solution: Start a home-based business. Both are onboard, but with Norell busy trying to figure out why she and her husband can't have children and Cecile expecting her seventh child, distractions are bound to occur.
A slow-moving story, this novel has characters that lack realism. Griffin fails to effectively provide key information to support the various personalities in the story. The plot is strong, but lack of movement tries the patience. (Mar.,
292 pp., $14.00)