This book was GREAT from cover to cover! I love reading about Marty's family and her birthday, her anxious preparing to leave their only place she ever lived as an adult (picking out clothes, trying to be up to the latest fashions for the trip, etc)...I loved their trip out there (that second hotel...I could just picture it in my mind!)...Then the sweet reunion, Missy catching up on the family events...Clark and the rescue and then the accident...Oh, and the whole ordeal that followed after that had me crying! Janette did such a WONDERFUL job describing the entire ordeal. You could just picture the whole thing as it played out. I felt the pain of Marty and Missy and Clark. I cried with them and I rejoiced later in the story. Clark's faith and love for his family was indeed wonderful. If EVER there was a book a person facing a tragedy should read, it's this one. Clark proved that the mind is much more powerful than the body, and I'm so glad he was still able to carry bags for his wife, help her onto and off of the train, stage...Be the man of the house and work and toil for his family...Those little things mentioned in the story really added a lot to it in my opinion. I cannot say ENOUGH about this book! It was absolutely WONDERFUL!!!!!! Can't wait to read the next.