Emery weaves a touching tale about
a woman's struggle to rebuild her life and to establish a new foundation after being wrongfully imprisoned for 15 years. The love story seems a little far-fetched, but the development of the main character throughout the book is delightful. Though not one of Emery's best novels, her characters are vivid and full of attitude, and the plot is simple to follow.
Gorgeous business owner Jayson Odum is captivated by Monette at first sight. He agrees to appear on her talk show, and despite their political differences, he feels a connection to her that makes him want to settle down. She challenges him, and he loves her independent spirit. With his wit and sense of humor, he becomes the cornerstone of Monette's new foundation. (HarperTorch, Dec., 384 pp., $6.99)