Favorite of 2012!!!This book reminded me of the saga "The Thorn Birds" with a little something for everyone, a bit of romance, history, drama and mystery. I think it would make a great edition to a book club read as there are so many issues that could be explored. The way the author seamlessly incorporated the past with the present was wonderful and has placed her on my list of author's to watch. Take my word for it: Don't miss reading this book!!! I don't think you will be disappointed!