This is a story about a woman who, though battered in both body and spirit, never lost hope to her dreams. She was abused as a child. Her best friend was murdered. She returns to her hometown to open a business and and move forward in her life, only to have haunting visions of the past as she bonds closely with her best friends older brother. This is truly a Romantic Drama. It will keep you on edge throughout the duration of your reading. Nora Roberts is an excellent author and I would recommend this book to any who likes drama with a spice of romance.