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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  271 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Judge Laurel Kincade has it all---brains, beauty, and an aristocratic Old South family to back her up. A political rising star, she's ready to announce her candidacy for chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.Journalist Cole McGaughan has ambitions too. Working as a religion writer for the New York Daily Journal, he longs to become a political reporter. Then his old fr ...more
Paperback, 330 pages
Published August 5th 2007 by Zondervan Publishing Company (first published 2007)
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Kristen
Reading this one one Kindle, another freebie. I started to get irritated with this one pretty quickly, because it's clear that the two main characters have a "history" but for the first 1/3 of the book, they never speak to one another. There's all of this angst about how broken up they are about each other from years ago, but as the reader, you're kept in the dark. Irritating. If the back history is so important to where they are right now in the story, then you need to clue us in, at least a li ...more
Stephanie
This is a quick read with likable characters and a pretty good plot, though predicable (which for me is not necessarily a bad thing). I am giving it a 3 star only because I can't give it a 3.5. This is the first I have read by this author, but I have had my eye on her books for awhile. I really enjoyed it and liked her writing style.

There were a couple things I didn't care for in this book. The first was she used several references (i.e. a reference to the Princess Bride). In the example I cited
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Jas
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I get it, she's a conservative judge ffrom Alabama, but oh my lord did she have to 'speak with the man' for every teeny tiny little thing? It got to the point where I considered making the references to god into a drinking game.
Alicia
A little slow in the beginning, this story picks up toward the end and I couldn't put it down. The intrigue of a secret and a campaign scandal with a (Christian) love story thrown in. The Christian overtones in the novel were subtle, but still resonating a difficult feat in Christian fiction where it is easy to come off as preachy and overbearing. Elizabeth White manged to stay firmly on the other side of the line with a very enjoyable read and love story. I loved the setting; Mobile, Alabama, M ...more
Sara
I really enjoyed this book! Some of the reviews say that it's a predictable story...well, yea...it's Christian Romance/Fiction, what do you expect? :) I've also read "Fair Game," by this author and I liked that one too. I'm planning on reading more of her books.

I love the characters, the storyline and was very pleased with the ending! This is a great, easy read and I found myself constantly wanting to finish to get to the resolution/happy ending.
L
Had read "Fireworks" by this author, and enjoyed this second one as well. This one is about a woman running as the first Supreme Court Justice in Alabama, and a relationship from the past that suddenly surfaces to haunt her daily life and threaten her chances of success at being elected. It has several surprises along the way, and paints a good picture of why honesty and not keeping secrets is the better way. A good read.
Ocean
I did not enjoy this book. It was a simple, predictable story of two people falling I love. That would have been just fine if it hadn't been for all the religion. Everything they decided to do was because of God. God even talked to them and told them what to do, it was just too much religion for me!
Caron
It's like those Mormon romances, except for baptists. There's a lot of parts where she talks about how she's praying about this guy in her life, and wants to follow the spirit and do the right thing.
It's a cute story, but a little predictable.
Jacquelyn
This is a light mystery with a christian romace thrown in. Light fast read, but interesting enough that it made me keep reading to find out what happens
Mary
I didn't enjoy this book. It was predictable and the "big scandal" was lame. It was a free download and sometimes you get what you pay for.
Maegan
Interesting plot line for this type of novel. I read it just because it was on my shelf at the time, but I don't regret it.
Crystal
Nothing special. It was just ok

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Amber Moore
This is a really good read. Laural and Cole will make you want t o laugh with them and cry with them. Very cute book.
Lillie
A good story of two people trying to live their lives according to God's will while keeping their past a secret.
Noelle Marchand
Wow! The hero is this was fantastic! The plot kept me guessing. This is definitely one I'll read again and again.
Lauren
Yes, it was a cheesy love story and very predictable, but I like cheesy love stories!
Kindleclub
Janet...I enjoyed the story. It had some religious overtones, but not to overdone.
Dramamama
Sooooo good! One of the best books I have read in a long time!
Kathleen
A halfway decent story but full of religious patter.
Michelle
God works in mysterious ways
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