REDEMPTION'S KISS (4.5)
by Ann Christopher: Christopher takes a seemingly unredeemable rascal and transforms him into a hero readers will cheer for. Sometimes heart-wrenching, this story of redemption is masterfully done. Former governor Beau Taylor humiliated himself, his wife Jillian and his president brother-in-law by having extramarital affairs while in office. His drinking, partying and playboy ways come to an end when he nearly dies in an automobile accident. Jillian has made a new life for herself and her daughter as the proprietor of a BandB. She is being wooed by her accountant when Beau moves nearby. Beau, who is in therapy, still loves Jillian and wants his family back. Together they come to terms with the tragedy that started their downward spiral as they rebuild their love and trust.