I enjoyed the whole Love Comes Softly series. I was attracted to the first one and then discovered it was an 8 or 12 book series. I read somewhere that the author went back and wrote 4 more books but I've yet to discover what they are called. Anyways, my advice is to gather the whole 8 before you start reading. They are an easy going story but it draws you just to find out how everyone turns out. I like that even though they have terrible things happen now and then they hang onto their beliefs in the Lord. Their faith is strong through the whole series even when due to things that happen. I like that Clark starts out reading the bible every morning during the breakfast time and never breaks the practice. I like that they keep his faith strong during the whole book and I like that Marty is also a strong woman. It's a refreshing story of faith, troubles, sadness, struggle, real life experiences. Its one of those series you can hand your grandchildren to read and not be afraid of the context wording in it.