The summer of 1977 changed everyone in Sierra,
, but no one was changed more than the small clique of Dani, Wade, Ken and JeriAnn. Eventually time moves forward, and Dani and Wade have a son, vowing that no matter whom the biological father is Wade will always be the father. Things are looking up for JeriAnn, as well, and as time passes the two families grow closer. The murder has no effect on their lives at all until 1996, when Ken comes roaring home on his motorcycle, and old bruises and wounds are brought to the surface of their lives once again. Dani and Wade, a once solid marriage, are rocked by the arrival of Ken, and JeriAnn and daughter, Breanne are forever changed by the appearance of Ken, too. This time the murder can't be forgotten, it has to be solved.
BEST OF ALL is a superb story. The plot moves along well, the characters are unique individuals who each have to come to terms with their pasts. But the strongest achievement is the relationships. This story has three separate relationships that all impact the story: Dani and Wade, JeriAnn and Ken, and Micah, Dani's son, and Breanne, JeriAnn's daughter. With each relationship, the reader is invited into a new world of romance and love, and the happiness and troubles that come with any bond. Janet Mills writes a great story that any reader can relate to, because it touches on the many issues of growing up, being an adult, and learning that love can't always heal all wounds. BEST OF ALL is truly a touching story.