This was an enjoyable read. The book is really in-depth, so it took me a little longer to read, but it was certainly enjoyable, and kept me wanting to know what happens next. The characters are obviously thoroughly thought out, and such complicated characters in a novel (especially one labeled as "Romance") is very refreshing. Penny Jordan excels in writing the details into her story with grace and intrigue. The book was in-depth without being boring, dark without being depressing, and heartfelt without being sappy. The story and plot was satisfying beginning to end. This was a poignant story strewn with meaning and lessons for everyone to learn.