I really enjoyed this book - as my first by this author. (purchased two others on NOOK after reading this one). The setting on the NC coast was beautiful--a lovely story about faith and love---You never know what the future may bring or what fate has in store. On the Crystal Coast of North Carolina, in the small town of Emerald Isle. Juli, a hard-working and getting nowhere fast, marries a dying man, Ben, for a financial settlement, not expecting he will set her on a journey of hope and love. The journey brings her to Luke Winters, a local art dealer, but Luke resents the woman who married his sick friend and warns her not to hurt Ben-and he's watching to make sure she doesn't. Lots of good things learned along the way and characters you will fall in love with--(would love a sequel) for more about Luke and Juli and the others!