I started reading this book yesterday and could hardly put it aside long enough to make a pit stop or eat. It is a wonderful tale of sisters whose characters come alive on the page and whose authors paint pictures the reader can see with the mind's eye. I could almost hear the sisters speaking and see them act. The storms of life hit hard, but they, while showing very human traits,manage to remember who is in control and that his character is loving and merciful. I recommend it, not only to lovers of Amish novels, but to anyone who loves to read about real life happening.