Growing up as the foster daughter of a conservative minister has made Charity Wilde long for freedom and self-expression. So Charity follows her dream and heads to Las Vegas to be a headlining dancer. But dreams sometimes remain just out of our reach.

Charity decides to attend her biological family's reunion at Jack Remington's Wyoming ranch and meets widower Mike Flynn. As Jack's ranch manager and the local minister, there is nothing saintly about Mike's thoughts when he first sees Charity. Haunted by the circumstances surrounding his wife's death, Mike has been avoiding romantic entanglements.

Their lifestyles couldn't be more different and each carries the scars of the past. This is one relationship that seems doomed for failure.

Author Patti Berg revisits the Wildes and the Remingtons, this time giving Charity her shot at happiness. Themes of choice, forgiveness and abiding love resonate in this warm and thoughtful story. A wonderful read! (Feb., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith