Couldn't quite pull the 5 Star rating for me, but I was intrigued - first by the fact that Elizabeth Lowell was the author, and second that this was a "reconditioned version" of the '86 book. Too bad it took seven years for the star-crossed lovers Joy & Gabe to get their act together, but I enjoyed seeing these two characters 'spark'. Fatefully, seven years ago Joy, as a very young woman met Gabe when he was a budding journalist working on a cave exploration site in New Mexico with her parents. After a brief, but tender love affair, Gabe leaves Joy to further his career, not knowing Joy was pregnant with his child. Joy soon loses her parents to a tragic accident, and couragiously raises her child, earns her doctorate, and continues to pursue her parents' dream studying the Lost River Cave. Enter Gabe, seven years later, unaware of Joy's presense, his child, and is HE in for a big surprise! Joy is no longer an innocent, clinging young woman - and he is in for the fight of his life. It's all about choices. Career and success vs. happiness and contentment. This story is a keeper.