Carlson provides readers with an enjoyable, fun novel. Cassidy is a likable and believable character who is interesting to get to know. The book is fairly light in the spiritual arena, but it makes up for those shortcomings with
a wonderful dose of romance.

Right after buying a very expensive pair of designer boots, Cassidy Cantrell is laid off from her job, and then her boyfriend of three years breaks up with her. Devastated and depressed, she eats a ton of junk food and then decides to move back home with her mother. What she finds there is a bit of a surprise. Her mother, who was nearly destroyed after Cassidy's father left her for a younger woman, has re-invented herself as a knockout. Cassidy needs to figure out what she wants to do with her life -- as well as how to deal with her mother! (WATERBROOK, Jun., 320 pp., $13.99)
Reviewed by: 
Melissa Parcel