In her eagerly-awaited new novel, Brenda Jackson explores with humor and insight, the emotionally-charged territory of the resilient bond between women. Maxine Chandler and Mya Rivers were "sisters" by choice. Meeting as girls on a Savannah playground, they shared a special friendship- until time, distance and misunderstanding chilled their relationship. Today, as a class reunion cruise to the Caribbean brings them together again, Maxi and Mya, both approaching turning points in their lives, find they need each other more than ever. Maxi lost her fiance in a tragic accident. Now she's facing a serious illness and watching her cherished dreams of family and motherhood die. She never expects her shipboard romance with Christopher Chandler, high school rebel now grown into a successful and dangerously sensual man, to be more than a distraction. But then he offers her a gift so profound she can't refuse it - even when it leaves her vulnerable to a crushing loss. Mya is onboard with her handsome husband, Garrett. The Rivers' marriage has always seemed blessed - they have passion, respect, a lovely home, and beautiful twins.
Yet Mya can no longer deny that the calm surface of their lives hides a growing unrest. With her demanding career making her a stranger in her own home, Mya fears Garrett has been lured into the arms of another woman. Two couples struggling with the limits of love, loyalty and trust...two women coming to the realization that without each other, their lives will never be complete.
BRENDA JACKSON has been hailed as one of today's most popular African-American women's fiction authors. She lives in Jacksonville, Florida, with her family.