I liked this book. It wasn't fantastic or too deep reading, but it was a nice basic story line.
When Nicole (an Irish american, born to missionary parents in Japan)gets an email from a stranger across the sea in Japan, she begins to wonder about the life she had with her mother and father, before the fire that killed her mother, broke her father, and sent her back to the States to live with her grandmother. Afraid of flying, and quite comfortable in her role in Mount Olive as a middle school english teacher and family confidant, Nicole is not sure if she wants to know her past, and certainly not going to Japan, the place that she has avoided her entire childhood, to find out. However, as the emails continue and a romance springs from the gentile words of Harrison, Nicole has to choose between her fears and a deeply rooted longing to connect with the two year old little girl that left Japan 27 years ago, herself.
I felt it could have been better. Slightly transparent but a good summer beach/pool side read.
I liked this book. The writing style was enjoyable and the story not overdone. It was believable and heartwarming.