At first, I really thought that this book was really going to boring, but as I got into the book and read the story, I just couldn't put it down. I got the book Saturday afternoon, and I finished it last night and was sorry to see it end. It is good that one can hold their own in this world, and Beverly did it. But, as time moved on, she distanced herself from her siblings due a simple disagreement. When she goes back down there to take care of the family land, she finds out that no matter what, family is going to be there for you, and when she suffered her loss, they really were. I was glad to see that they did something constructive as well for the land, although, I probably would have given some to the oldest brother to get himself together. You know, you look at a character and you feel taht they can be one way, but as time goes on, you find out, that they are a whole other person, and I found that with Bobby. He had such a good heart, and though he made wrong choices, he wanted the best for his family. Great story. Highly recommended.