As always a captivating read. Nora has managed to make you want to know and be involved with the whole family. Each member of the family is unique, so is each story but the way they are woven together through time brings a great satisfaction to the reader. There is always good humour, strong people and fantastic characters in any genre of books written by Nora Roberts, she has the ability to make you feel as though you are part of the story and that is what any reader is looking for in a book. I would recommend this series wholeheartedly to any lover of a good read .
This is a wonderful story which draws you in until you really feel for the characters hopes, dreams and faults. The main characters are well drawn, but I found myself drawn to the minor characters as well, especially the Judge. I really enjoyed the conversations between the families, especially the rivalry and banter. Zack and Nick felt very real to me, to the point where I wanted to knock their heads together (Rachel's role). Altogether: an enjoyable read.