In Henderson's phenomenal read,
complex relationships, generational regrets and deep secrets create a tangled family web. The author turns her attention to characters who either vie for each other's love or shun it, and she allots ample time to set up astounding plot twists.
But Jewel suspects her motive isn't as altruistic as Trevor believes, and when Jewel accompanies her grandmother to Europe, she leaves behind an angry husband and his ever-present best friend. Her love, trust and pride are tested when she returns and learns of her husband's apparent betrayal. (Parker, Mar., 214 pp., $10.95)