A New York Times Bestselling Author -- From the "master storyteller" (Philadelphia Inquirer) and Author -- of Mama Ruby comes the long- awaited, spectacular sequel to The Upper Room-- the trailblazing book that launched Mary Monroe's literary career. Maureen Montgomery still can't believe she was able to break away from her dominating Mama Ruby. Her happy, secure life with her husband Mel is more than Maureen ever dared hope for. And helping her pretty teenage daughter Loretta achieve her modeling dreams helps Maureen keep her bizarre childhood and disturbing memories firmly behind her. Until Mel and Loretta run off together, claiming they're in love.