Author Tina Wainscott makes a truly marvelous debut with her Golden Heart award-winning novel ON THE WAY TO HEAVEN. Ms. Wainscott brings a fresh new voice and perspective to romance fiction with this charming, emotionally satisfying novel. An author to watch.

College student Chris Copestakes was just getting started living; it just wasn't fair that her life should be cut so brutally short. Why had her boyfriend Andy wanted her dead so badly that he stole a truck and pushed her car over a bridge?

As Chris feels her soul heading towards the brilliant white light, she is informed that her work is not finished in this life, and therefore she will return for a second chance. As Chris regains consciousness, she realizes that she is no longer in her own body, but that of another woman who had died-spoiled socialite Hallie DiBarto.

Despite their estrangement and pending divorce, Jamie DiBarto is relieved when his wife Hallie makes a miraculous recovery from the stroke that nearly killed her. As Hallie regains her strength, Jamie is confused by the apparent turn around in her behavior. The stroke apparently wiped Hallie's memory clean, and now she wants to start their marriage anew. Despite his intense attraction, Jamie is wary and unforgiving. The old Hallie nearly destroyed him.

Complicating matters further are the horrific dreams of her death that still plague Chris. She will not be able to live in peace until she solves her own murder. Chris risks her new life by leaving to tie up the loose ends of her former life. Can Jamie find her before it is too late? If he does, can he accept the stranger-than-fiction truth of her life and death?

(Apr., 352 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith