Crystal Sheridan, "exotic dancer" with at twist, is left suddenly without a place to live when a fire - a fire she caused - claims her apartment. Armed with a roommate wanted ad she is sent to the home of stay-at-home writer Laura Taylor, by a friend of Laura's. Moved in while Laura was out, Laura returns home where she, much to her dismay, soon discovers her new roommate has a few not so agreeable habits. Not certain they can be compatible, Laura nevertheless agrees to let Crystal stay...on a trial basis.
The weeks pass and the two women begin to sort through the many differences they have, the biggest one being Crystal is straight and Laura is a lesbian. When Laura discovers Crystal seems to be suffering from nightmares, she begins to suspect that something terrible must have happened to Crystal in her past. Bad enough it seems, that it causes Crystal horrible nightmares? As they begin forming a tentative friendship, Laura broaches the subject of Crystal talking to someone - professionally - about her nightmares. Crystal picks Laura's ex-lover Jenny, who is a therapist and still Laura's friend, and Laura finds herself experiencing feelings of frustration and just a touch of jealousy. Why?
More time passes and Laura and Crystal begin to discover that feelings of friendship are turning into feelings of a different type. Will Laura, once convinced she was meant to be alone, allow herself to explore these new feelings? Can she help Crystal overcome the traumas of her past and show her that she is worthy of being loved? Will Crystal let herself love and be loved in return?
Verda Foster and B.L. Miller, each an extremely talented writer in their own right, co-author well together as displayed in both Crystal's Heart and their other co-written, wonderfully intriguing book - Graceful Waters. And B.L's co-authorship with Verda's sister Vada, of the bold and endearing book - The Western Chronicles also denotes an outstanding ability to write well in collaboration. Come along as both Verda and BL take the reader on a tremendous journey experiencing the characters' feelings of life, love, loss, drama, and heartbreak. Verda's terrific solo works - The Gift and These Dreams, and B.L.'s wonderful book - Accidental Love, prove that both writers are also equally adept in their individual efforts.