All the makings of a popular success, and an original and refreshing story at that. Remember The Chicken Wagon Family? That rolled up a good sale. And this is a much better book, with the same ""heart tugs"" -- and sentiment, a bit of spice, a sympathetically drawn woman character, and children. Carrie was the ""bad woman"" of a small Louisiana town -- until small Paul looked her over and maintained that she was good. From that point on, she views life from Paul's angle and the story turns into a good success story, with novel ingredients. There is nothing to shock the sensibilities of your conservatives -- no, not even though the heroine has a purple past; and it is a good enough yarn to interest others as well. A good chance for sales and rentals.