CHARGE (What is the author trying to say?): To discover how a single mother handles an empty nest.
FACTS: After her children leave home, single mother Jeanna Boltz is faced with the rest of her life. Will she travel? Is she willing to love again? What role will her children play in her new life? This book was a little too predictable and formulaic. It would be an easy beach read.
VERDICT (Was the author successful?): Guilty, as charged – but unexceptional.