From Library Journal
Called home from New York to Texas by her mother's heart attack, "hanging judge" Delia Carson is forced to confront a sordid past she has tried to put behind her-and ends up rediscovering the love she thought she had lost for good. A strong heroine who needs to forgive the past (and herself) and a determined, caring hero dominate the action. For all its darker elements and the fact that some of the problems are too conveniently solved, this is still a compelling, emotionally satisfying romance. Excellent characterizations and a realistic portrayal of the small-town environment add appeal.