Fifteen years ago, Annie Goldman and Joseph Russo had a secret affair. Sadly, circumstances drove them apart. Partially out of guilt and a need for penance, Joe became a priest, fulfilling his mothers dream.

Now, years later, Joe is once again at a crossroads. He still loves his church but knows he cannot remain a priest. One of his last official acts before resigning is to preside over his beloved sister Marys wedding.

Through the years, Annie and Mary have been best friends. Joe knows that he broke Annies heart all those years ago. Can he find a way to gain Annies forgiveness and start a new life? Not if his mother has anything to say about it.

In the sequel to The Trouble With Mary, Millie Criswell gives readers another look into the warm, emotional, and sometimes humorous world of the Goldmans and Russos. The issues explored run the gambit from painful and wrenching to laugh out loud funny. (Aug., 320 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith