Love isn't always the easiest thing in the world to find. People try all the time. Cyn McCall
counted herself fortunate to have found love at a young age. Her husband was attractive, wealthy, smart, a great father, a loving husband, and a terrific friend; the unexpected tragedy of his death left Cyn a very reclusive shell of her former self.
After two years, Cyn’s mother unexpectedly moves on from her own recent widowhood, leaving Cyn to face many choices and life changes. Her best friend, Worth, (her
late husband's best friend and business partner) does all he can to help support and take care of Cyn from a platonic perspective. However, on a spur-of-the-moment trip to Acapulco, the realization
that real love and desire exists between them takes their relationship to new levels and threatens to ruin what once was. If they cannot
overcome the grief and feelings of betrayal that hold sway, the two true loves may never find real happiness again.
Cyn continues to struggle with work complications, the difficuclt-to-accept situation with her mother, and
her own inner mental and emotional traumas, but she needs to find the strength to accept life as it is and the losses that have led up to this moment. Only with Worth’s strength and continued friendship
- in spite of all the drama - does Cyn begin to realize who she is, where she is going, and what is best for her heart, soul, and body.
Brown brings out the real emotional issues that surround individuals in the protagonist roles of this love story. Sometimes the happy fairy tales really do take work and change to make them successful. The realistic portrayal of the characters, the story line and fictional love make for slam-dunk chick lit. For those readers who like the works of Belva Plain or Amanda Scott, A Whole New Light is recommended.