I really loved this book. It is a book about Maya, the strong-willed daughter of a judge, Jeanie, the wife of the judge and Ryder, the stepdaughter of the judge. When the judge dies suddenly, these three ladies must learn to survive in his absence. This is difficult for Maya, a proud black woman who has never gotten along well with her father’s wife. Jeanie falls apart and into a bottle while Ryder misses the only father she really knew. To no one’s surprise, tensions come to the proverbial boil and everyone explodes. This story was very well written. I especially liked Maya who had to work through a childhood of resentments. Ryder was a typical teenager who oversteps her boundaries when she felt neglected. This will be a good summer story. It deals with grief, racial issues and stepfamilies compassionately. Thank you to Bookish First, Kensington Books and Sharina Harris for my copy of this book.