During a time of personal crisis, Deanna Lindsay bonds with a troubled young woman named Stacy. Unfortunately, soon after they lost touch and the next time Deanna sees Stacy is when she identifies her body.

Deanna learns that Stacy left behind a 6-year-old bi-racial daughter named Jade, and listed Deanna as her chosen guardian. Unable to turn her back on Jade, Deanna takes this life altering step, which brings a family friend of Stacys, Patterson Temple, into her life as well as Jades ex-con deadbeat father.

As one of the most consistently excellent authors around, Sandra Kitt excels at giving readers thoughtful, timely and deeply emotional stories. (Aug., 384 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith