The background story of heroine Lara's life was very emotionally tugging. I cried just thinking about what life would be like if I were to become a twenty-something widow.
The friendship relationship between the heroine and her adorable neighbor was great to watch unfold.
I did not at all like the fact that several years went by during which we miss getting to see Hunter and his mommy's daily life.. And Lara really changed a bit during that time, too. Her attitude becomes more self-preserving, and maybe just a little selfishly fixated on her son, at times even to the exclusion of the man who loves her.
I really liked the beginning half of the book better, not because of the plot--which didn't fail to keep this reader interested--but because of the unique, fragile, tender and ultimately life-changing relationship that we get to see develop between Lara and the man who slowly becomes her best friend.
In the second half of the book, though, we do get to see things like redemption, and what happens when coworkers, or people who are believed to have known us well, think they see something and completely take things one says and mistakenly take them out of context, and how that can be more damaging to us than any objective person's word.
In all, a great story, and certainly heart-moving.
Angela Hunt is one of my favorite Christian authors! THis book keeps you going to the end.A book about how far science may think of going to proof their theories!