This is a sweetly poignant book. The author did a good job of portraying the growing love between Ben and Rebecca, though there were some misunderstandings that kept them apart for longer than they should have been but that is typical even in real life. I love the family values in this book. I enjoyed getting to know the other members of Rebecca and Ben's families. The story is a bit sad at times but life is at times sad for all of us and we all suffer tragedies. I think the author did a wonderful job in telling this story and it is a great read. I highly recommend this book.