It's not often that you find an author willing to take a chance and do things differently. Penny Reid took a chance by creating a romantic heroine unlike any other and she did it with wit. Janie is both intelligent and intellectual. In fact, I would have loved to have had her on my College Bowl team because her knowledge of trivia is encyclopedic. I liked reading something that celebrated a woman's ability to think and her resilience. Not many people could weather having felons in their immediate families nearly so well. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for something truly different and creative.