When Marlene Queens has to go home to Missouri to settle her aunt's estate, she only plans to stay for a week. She never intends to run into her childhood sweetheart, get drawn back into the life of the town - or risk revealing the secret that she's kept for years.
"As the plot unfolds, Marlene's former pastor's penchant for wild inventions enlivens the story. His son, Marlene's childhood sweetheart (now conveniently widowed), is waiting for Marlene to come clean about her past and resume their former relationship. The dialogue is snappy and often humorous, and Copeland has a flair for fresh descriptions ('dealing with Ingrid was like getting a caramel stuck in your back teeth')....readers will find this novel of much higher quality than the usual inspirational romance." (