Philadelphia-born Tina Johnson isn't interested in relationships. She has all the excitement she needs as the first African-American female colonel ever in the Judge Advocate General's Corp for the U.S. Army.

Retired army colonel Mark Hicks is captivated when he meets his best friend's baby sister, Tina. Thrown together by Tina's matchmaking sister-in-law, the two find that they really enjoy spending time with each other. But in the midst of two lovers discovering one another, disaster strikes on September 11, threatening their world and their newfound happiness.

I must admit, TOMORROW'S PROMISE was quite a struggle to finish reading. The hero was introduced much too late in the story for my liking, and there were no real sparks between him and Tina. For those readers out there like myself who are still coming to terms with the events of 9/11, using the event as a plot device to create conflict just didn't resonate well with me. (Sep., 381 pp., $8.95)

Reviewed by: 
T.L. Burton