Nurtured by an overly protective mother all of her life, the beautiful and naïve Bronze Sutton lands in the arms of Julian Mitchell, a fine, honey-colored charmer she develops a sweet tooth for, not knowing that he has a pinch of sugar in his tank. Bronze’s best friend, Angela Sommers, introduces her to the very eligible Brandon Wilde, unaware of his connection to Julian Mitchell. Bronze and Brandon become quite a twosome, and Bronze is confident that she has found Mr. Right. Convinced that no man can resist her, Bria Moore, Brandon’s ex-girlfriend, waltzes into town to win back her man. When news of Bronze and Brandon’s engagement reaches her, a scorned Bria, the niece of an Atlanta Congressman, vows to breakup the cozy couple once and for all.
Set in the fictitious town of Middle Heights, Ohio, In Her Mother’s Shadow unravels a web of political deceit that threatens to tear Bronze and her mother, Stephanie Sutton apart. Ultimately, it’s the story of devotion and deception and a mother and daughter who share far more than either could ever imagine.