Very beautiful book. Romance with a high degree of realism. Mrs Rivers has always been able to potray human nature in all its nuances. This book was heading towards her Christian novels. She was feeling conflicted in her home and spiritual life and this book shows that conflict. She brings up issues of God and love and lust in new ways. The traditional bad boy hero is not treated the same way as in her past romances, or indeed in the romance novel genre. This is a thoughtful and complex romance novel, symbolic of Mrs Rivers transition into a Christian novelist.