In a word . . . amazing. This book was incredible to read, not only because of the vivid and touching characters, but also because I think this book reaches out to both Christians and non-Christians. In today's world, abortion has become such a natural part of living and Francine Rivers does an amazing job of letting us know, through her words and characters, about both sides of the issue while being a part of the story. Dynah is such an incredible character - she had a perfect life set out for her, but after her traumatizing ordeal, she finds out who really is as a person. Her faith was tested in so many ways and this book went a long way in showing you that no matter how much tragedy happens in your life, God is so much stronger than anything you have to face and He will always be guiding you. And along with Dynah, I fell in love with Joe as well. Who wouldn't? He's sweet, charming and incredibly loyal. This is a book that I know I will read over and over again, and I know others will feel the same way.