What can I say, it's Brenda Jackson. I loved this story. It was something different for me and not one I expected to read from her. Mrs. Jackson is simply a seasoned writer and with that being said, she can weave a story seamlessly and flawlessly. That's what I love about her. In addition, she keeps her story lines fresh. The story is about an old town of disturbing traditions, arranged loveless marriages, scandal, lies, deceit, betrayal and one evil, relentless, conniving mother. Brenda Jackson fans will not be disappointed with this one.