Image of Out of Eden


Image of Out of Eden

With engaging characters who are easy to like, humor, a touch of mystery and emotionally charged scenes that ring true to life, Ciotta creates a fascinating town that readers will look forward to visiting again.

Kylie McGraw is celebrating her 32nd birthday the same way she's celebrated her birthday for the past 20 years. Managing the family shoe store in Eden, Ind., for her brother while he's off on photo shoots in exotic places. She's finally fed up with her practical, predictable, boring life.

Jack Reynolds, Kylie's first major crush and her brother's best friend, has returned to Eden to take the job of police chief. Kylie's and Jack's paths soon cross, first when he helps a drunken Kylie get home, then when Kylie's attempt to shake up her life by renovating the store causes trouble with the neighboring businesses. But Kylie finds an ally in Travis Martin, a recent widower with some very deep secrets that may shake up Kylie's life even more than she'd been longing for. (HQN, Apr., 384 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley