I am a Delinsky fan, having read 17 of her books thus far. I read at bedtime, and hated when my eyes forced me to sleep. Still I read it in 3 nights and it was good all the way through. The main character, Danica, is a lonely, wealthy woman. The daughter of a senator and wife of a self-absorbed businessman. She buys a house in Kennebunkport, Maine, in the hopes of having some time alone with her husband and improving their marriage... but he apparently isn't interested in the personal side of their marriage, and rarely goes there. She meets a neighbor on the beach, a male author, and the story takes you through the cultivation of their friendship and how it affects both their lives. The story and characters are believable, and make you feel like you personally know them - The book has a little bit of everything... it isn't just a love story, it's about personal growth, loyalty, a little politics - how it probably really is for wives and family of politicians, the big-business world and more - it keeps you turning those pages. If you like to read about women growing strong and fighting for what really matters in life, you'll enjoy this.