Framed for larceny and money laundering? Until the Chief of Police came knocking, Julienne Béhar’s only concern was whether or not her fiancé would return from his medical volunteer work in Ghana before their wedding. Now she faces arrest warrants, FBI interviews, and a fake African charity.
Enter Solomon Wirth – solitary, wealthy, and disliked by pretty much everyone in Julienne’s small town. Solomon was the intended recipient of the funds Julienne is accused of stealing and should have been the first person pointing a finger her direction. Instead he forestalls her arrest, hires a PI to trace the missing funds, and takes on the FBI.
Julienne is grateful, if suspicious of his motives, and accepts his help in discovering who has framed her and why. Their search takes them deep into the history of the Béhar family and unearths choices that no one, including Julienne, wants faced today. Then her fiancé returns with his own tales of criminal accusations and FBI interrogations. To clear her name, exonerate her fiancé, and free herself from an increasing attraction to Solomon, Julienne must confront and expose the lies that have molded three generations of Béhar women.
This is a tad overwrought and unfocused. It's not very compelling because there's no antagonist.