When women rave about their favorite books what often emerges as the reason is one character in particular: Bridget Jones, Jane Eyre, and Scarlett O’Hara spring to mind. For me, their ranks now include a feisty contemporary African-American woman called Lana from Problems in Living because three weeks after finishing the novel I can still hear her tender, sexy, “take no prisoners” voice in my head.”
—Grace Tierney, Writer
Melissa Brown Levine has published novels, contributed to magazines, and reviewed books for several years. Levine's primary writing focus is women's fiction. She explores the lives of women by creating dynamic characters who are open, vulnerable...