I read this book because of The Take a Chance Challenge. This is definitely nothing like the type of books I normally like to read. It was a short but long 180 pages. I read this in only a couple of hours but it was very boring. This isn't a bad book if you want to read a sad story. I hated Judge McKelva's wife Fay. She was very insensitive, selfish, and rude to Laurell. Then the people that live in the town are very annoying. I had a hard time keeping up with who was saying what. There was a point in the book where they were going back and forth talking about Fay, Laurell's mother, and her father that I thought was completely unnecessary. In fact, they were insensitive as well to Laurell's feelings. I feel bad for Laurell and all that she has to endure. For a woman in her early forties, it has to be hard to have lost a mother, father, and husband. There were parts that was interesting, like finding out how she lost her mother and husband. I suppose I'm glad that she came to a point where she had to accept her losses and move on with her life.
This story is one of death and loss and I found it depressing. I do not suggest this book to anyone who likes books with action. I kept waiting for something exciting to happen and it never did. I really wanted to like this book but unfortunately it just wasn't my cup of tea.