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.

After being imprisoned for 15 years for a crime she didn't commit, Monette Victor must learn to live again. Clinging to the remains of the life she had before, she picks up the pieces and promises herself a brighter future. Though surrounded by media following her release and now famous, Monette is determined to start anew and to build a good reputation.

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)
Reviewed by: 
Autumn Harrison