Joe Iskerton is a no-nonsense businessman. When he's sent to the backwoods town of Saunders, Idaho, to scope out property for a potential fertilizer plant, he assumes he'll purchase land, spend one night in the sleepy town and be back in New York before sunset—wrong!

First, he'll have to get past Shady Lady B&B proprietor Emmylou Gainor, who wants nothing to do with a fertilizer plant. If she has her way, Joe won't be sealing his deal or returning to the big city anytime soon, as she'll do anything to stop him.

Turn Left at Sanity is sure to chase away the winter blues with its fresh plot, snappy dialogue and unique characters. (Feb., 384 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Tanya Kacik