I waited anxiously for this publication, and I wasn't disappointed. This is the fourth book of this author that I've purchased, and once again, this was another fabulous read. Characters are descriptively written and their lives so real and easy to relate to. It's a credit to Meredith Appleyard that she can write something so realistic and still make it difficult to put the book down. I think it's because I felt I knew the characters so well, could relate to the scenes and wasn't quite sure how the story would conclude.