With just enough drama and dry humor to keep readers engaged, this a great read with colorful characters and life lessons that everyone can learn from. The overall theme of accepting yourself for who and what you are rings true for every character, from the leading ladies to the supporting cast.

Lara Carson was kicked out of her home at the age of 16 by her cold-hearted father and her equally mean stepmother. Young and pregnant, she escapes to her aunt’s house, returning home 19 years later to attend her father’s funeral. What starts out as a quick trip home turns into a reunion with her childhood friend Evie and her daughter’s father, Flynn Erskine. In the midst of rekindling her relationships, Lara is on a quest to solve a mystery that changed the course of her family’s history. (SOURCEBOOKS, Nov., 448 pp., $14.00)

Reviewed by: 
B. Nakia Garner