This is an engrossing
tale of women taking charge of their lives.
Even though there are multiple
main characters, the story flows smoothly, and there's no confusion about what's going on at any time.
The dialogue is crisp and witty. The characters are richly drawn and are strong, mature women. This is an
excellent novel packed with passion and sensuality and sure to be a hit. Hurrah for Jackson!

After a childhood friend commits suicide, Faith, Monique and Shannon decide to spend the summer in Hilton Head, S.C. As they embrace new ideas and adventures, they discover more about themselves and each other.

They meet new men and make a new best friend. While their summer starts off sadly, it turns out to be one of their best ever, as they find out What a Woman Wants. (St. Martin's Griffin, Jan., 320 pp., $13.95)
Reviewed by: 
Katherine Taylor-King