April 6, 2010
Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House Publishing Group
$15.00 US/$18.95 CAN
Rating: 4 cups
Sarah Jane Harper is a Texas girl transplanted to New York City. As an advertising executive, she is successful, but when an inappropriate e-mail is sent to everyone within the company, including the CEO and Chairman of the Board, she is fired. With nothing better to do, Sarah goes home.
Mary Katherine – Mackie - is Sarah’s married sister. For years, she and her husband, Clive, have struggled to have a family. Just when she is ready to give up the dream, Sarah comes home. It may not be a perfect solution, but it just might work.
Returning to Houston is not what Sarah wanted, but she knows she can offer her sister something that would make a difference in both of their lives. Running into her former high school boyfriend, Everett Thompson, on the flight to Texas has Sarah reliving a few old memories and mistakes she made. Things are not easy as Sarah attempts to right some of the wrongs and reconnect with her family. Sarah learns that sometimes mistakes are not mistakes at all, they are just happy accidents.
I read the first page of this book and immediately fell in love with Sarah. She is not the typical heroine in a book. Sarah has a twisted sense of humor and she is not perfect. When you add her sister, Mackie into the mix along with Everett, the reader is introduced to characters who seem genuinely real. The decisions Sarah has made throughout her life may not have always been the best ones, but they have brought her to this new stage in her life. She is grown up and willing to face the issues in front of her. Ms. Center tells a tale with just the right touch of sisterly drama, romance and humor.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More