This is one of my very favorite books of all time! I have read it 2 times and each time I learned more. It addresses the questions I have had for many years regarding faith vs. science -- with information that is positive and comforting. The story itself was wonderful as all Susan Howatch's books are. This book is tied at the top spot of Howatch novels with "The Rich Are Different". Two books with strong women as the lead and central character.
I would suggest reading "The Wonder Worker" or the other title for the 1st book in this particular series. I own them all and will not trade them in. Too good and I keep spares in case I lend them to family members. I never lend my only copy even to the best of friends, when it is a favorite book.
Well-written book; a good thriller that I kept wanting to get back to every night..right up to the point where in the end it got 'preachy' to the point I wanted to stop reading. Way too many preaching pages at the end. That ruined it for me.