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UNFINISHED BUSINESS
KARYN LANGHORNE
ISBN# (10) 9780060847890
June 2007
Avon; HarperCollins
10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022
Paperback
$6.99 U.S./$9.99 Canada
400 Pages
Fiction/Romance
Rating: 4 Cups

Erica Johnson does not support the money sent to Iraq when there are children in America desperately needing funds, especially in education. As a teacher for an urban school in D.C., she spends her out of pocket money everyday for starving children that cannot even think because they are too hungry to learn. She intends to make a statement, even if it means a night in jail.

Senator Mark Newman is a young Senator from one of those backwater southern states. After losing his wife, Katherine, the emptiness is still there, even after three years. He thought he would never feel love for any woman again until Erica walked into his life.

Erica tells her good friend, Angelique, ‘sometimes you have to put your money where your mouth is,’ so armed with Angelique and two thousand dollars, she feels it will be enough to work to her advantage if they follow the plan. All Erica has to do is look innocent and inconsequential for the uniformed Capitol police officer stationed by the elevator door, have enough bail money, and proceed to take her own action against the Senator. After a sparing match, Erica gives Mark an invite to visit her school; she had no idea he would accept. or arrive with a camera crew in tow. The attraction between them is strong as Erica tries to fight the feelings. Mark only loved one woman, but Erica sets an alarm inside him that is explosive. Mark has lost much in his lifetime and he does not plan to lose Erica, who is top on his priority list, as they work on a proposal to come to terms, not only to help her students but find a happy medium to pull them closer together as they focus on their unfinished business.

With forceful dialogue, interesting characters and a thought provoking issue, Unfinished Business is a story that brings two different people together, that in reality share almost the same things in life. Erica and Mark both seek to change things for the better which is a good theme to the storyline, while it raises great issues. Karyn Langhorne creates a powerful story that this reader could not put down. She releases the ongoing hurt that still continues to plague Mark, with his deceased wife, while allowing him to open up his heart and feel love again. She also shows Erica as a devoted teacher who cares deeply for her children. By giving her characters human attributes and vulnerability, she pens a story that is pragmatic in every way.

Cherokee
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