Ultra-successful lawyer Marlena Rhodes returns home after a 10-year absence. Hoping to put the past behind her, Marlena never suspects her love for her wealthy, handsome ex-fianc Winston is as strong as it was all those years ago. Even though she's come a long way from the projects, she still has bouts of vulnerability. Against her better judgment, Marlena becomes involved with him, knowing there can be no future for them until they cleanse the past from their lives.

Winston Taylor has never stopped loving Marlena. He's always felt something wasn't quite right about their break-up. She'd had tears in her eyes when she walked away, but he'd been too devastated to pursue the issue. Now she's back and he's determined to have Marlena and the truth of why she left.

Although Angela Benson has written continually wonderful romance novels since her debut three years ago, with THE WAY HOME, she emerges as a writer of great depth, sensitivity, and unparalleled talent. (Mar., 297 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Cheryl Ferguson