This book continues the story of the Chadwick family, moving on from childhood to the early years of the marriages and the relationships of the younger members of the family. You get a real sense of time moving on, the changing of the seasons with this book. It is lovely to see the children of the first book developing and spreading their wings, much as with your own children, you feel you can only stand on and watch from the sidelines, hoping they do not get hurt along the way. Ms Willett writes in such a way that you want to be part of this family. Excellent.