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About the bookGreg's feet suddenly became very heavy and his head very light as he stood and watched the opening of the bars that had kept him separated from the world .... If not for the knowledge that his sister would be waiting outside to take him home—and that he had two children at home waiting for him—he might have preferred to turn around and ask to stay.


And so begins a new chapter in Greg's life, which includes the daunting tasks of earning the trust and respect of his teen-aged children, finding meaningful employment in a society that doesn't always take kindly to those who have "served time," and daring to believe in love, with its miracles of healing and forgiveness. And Greg has no illusions about conquering these hurdles. However, with the support of a devoted sister and her extended family and the unexpected gift of a uniquely charming and brave woman's love ... it all just might happen.
In this utterly captivating novel, bestselling author Anita Stansfield achieves a satisfying balance of romance, humor, and deep glances into the human heart and soul. It is a story that resonates with emotional truths that will linger long after the last page is turned.
My review: I didn't not like this book. But I'm not really sure that there was anything about it that set it apart from the rest of the clean romances. One little thing that was different about it was that one of the main characters, Greg, was an ex-convict trying to show the world around him that he isn't the same man that went into the prison in the first place. I thought that Greg was a good character, he did seem real. I liked that Greg was Shannon's brother from Legally and Lawfully Yours, it's always fun to see what the characters from other books are doing later in time. 
I thought that the whole premise of the book was good. Greg, just trying to do the best he could as a dad, uncle and member of society finds love with a great young woman who is also trying to do the best that she can. It just seemed as though the writing of the book didn't have a whole lot of emotion in it. I wanted to care about the characters but I had kind of a hard time doing that with the wordy way that some of the parts were written.
This is a clean romance that while having a great deal of promise seemed to fall a bit flat for me. If you're a fan of Anita Stansfield, you'll probably enjoy it regardless.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

About the author: Anita Stansfield began writing at the age of sixteen, and her first novel was published sixteen years later. Her novels range from historical to contemporary and cover a wide gamut of social and emotional issues that explore the human experience through memorable characters and unpredictable plots. She has received many awards, including a special award for pioneering new ground in LDS fiction, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Whitney Academy for LDS Literature. Anita is the mother of five, and has two adorable grandsons. Her husband, Vince, is her greatest hero.

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