This is the first novel I've read by Cheryl St. John. And I was very impressed. She spun a wonderful tale of tradgedy, triumph, trust and true love. This was a fast-paced page-turner, that I was caught up in from beginning to end and even though I couldn't put it down, I hated that it ended so soon. A sweet and endearing tale that crept into my heart and warmed my very soul. This story had unforgettable and heart-warming characters and the emotional depth of the storyline just flowed effortlessly. I enjoyed watching Justin and Meredith's budding friendship bloom into a full blown love affair with great promise for both of them. Ms. St. John also handles the interracial relationship and Anna's mixed heritage in a very mature and respectfully understanding manner. I not only fell in love with lil' Anna, but with Justin's sons Lamond and Jonah, who didn't seem to see the color at all and only offered instant friendship to Meredith and her baby girl. A thoroughly enjoyable read!