A VOW TO KEEP
Widowed recently after a miserable marriage, Linda Starr has systematically eliminated every reminder of her unfaithful husband. The only connections remaining are his real-estate business and his partner, Rick Chase. Informed that Linda is going through a crisis, Rick does the only thing he can think of -- ask her to help him restore a beautiful old house. As he hoped, it gives her a new purpose. And working together forces them to address their long-buried feelings for each other -- and the secret Rick's keeping. Cara Colter's A Vow to Keep (4.5) has it all -- a well-constructed plot, credible conflict and subtly shaded characters.