Heart's Desire by Laura Pedersen (Ballanine Books, 397 pages, $13.95). Pedersen graduated from Sweet Home High School, before going on to New York University and then becoming a millionaire on Wall Street. She wrote a couple of business books and became a financial columnist for the New York Times before turning to fiction. "Heart's Desire," tells the tale of a former wild child named and gambling addict named Hallie Palmer, working her way through college with a strange family and cast of friends. Along the way, Hallie finds love and truth and discovers the biggest gamble of all is with her life.
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The Little Book of He and She by Wade Stevenson www.BookSurge.com, 64 pages, $10.99). Stevenson writes about love and yearning in this poetic story of passion and romance that spurs imagination.
- Anthony Violanti