I autobuy Julianne MacLean's historical books, she can tell an intriguing story.
The Color of Heaven is the first contemporary by her that I've read. And what a contemporary!
The story line is a tear jerker of the grief, regret, love and loss, and ultimately hope with second chances that we as human beings can and do experience in our lifetime.
This book may be a cliche for some. For me, hands down this is Ms. MacLean's best work!