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Wesley strays from her familiar mystery writings to give us a heartwarming tale of a family struggling to balance personal choices with family responsibilities. The emotions of love, rage, romance, and lust in the family and among friends may promote reader empathy for the real life struggles the characters encounter. The four central characters are Eva, Hutch, Charley, and Steven. Eva, Hutch's wife and Charley's mother, is forced to deal with Hutch leaving her because their relationship brings him no joy. She finds strength to move on and grow from those strong black women before her and from her new love interest. Hutch is the owner of a construction business that his father passed on to him. His relationship with his father has sourly affected the interaction with his son, Steven. Charley, an up-and-coming comic, is determined to secure her place in the world. The novel's compelling turning points help each of the characters discover that those who love you will most assuredly be affected by any business that you do! --Lillian Lewis
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Wesley is best known for her Tamara Hayle mystery series. As in those novels, she makes her characters' world become the reader's. Here, she explores family, divorce, and relationships from the perspective of a 40-year-old African American woman. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.