The mystery surrounding Laurel's past adds depth to what could have been
a rather ordinary plot. Laurel's and Cole's desire to overcome their past mistakes and become better Christians is encouraging to anyone struggling with the consequences of their own
past mistakes.

Laurel Kincade is trying to make history by becoming Alabama's first female Supreme Court justice. But her opponent, George Field, is determined to stop her. Cole McGaughan is a religion writer from New York who aspires to be a political reporter. He heads to Alabama to cover Laurel's campaign. Uncovering her hidden skeletons could make his career; the challenge will be keeping his own past off the record. (ZONDERVAN, Aug., 352 pp., $13.99)
Reviewed by: 
Leslie L. McKee