THE TRUE LOVE QUILTING CLUB
Wilde's wonderfully emotional story showcases sweethearts reunited after years apart. The focus is satisfactorily kept on the main characters, but the secondary ones play their own integral part in the tale.
Emma Parks is almost ready to give up her search for stardom when she's offered the lead role in a small theater production in Twilight, Texas. Twilight is the place where she had her first kiss -- with Sam Creek. Sam is now a veterinarian and the single father of a 6-year-old boy who has not spoken since his mother was killed in Iraq.
When Sam and Emma meet again, the attraction they felt as 14-year-olds easily morphs into adult desire. They soon realize that they can't deny their feelings, but Sam can't see ever leaving Twilight and would never allow Emma to give up her dreams for him. (AVON, Apr., 384 pp., $7.99)