This story revolves around two main characters. Ellie Kilmer, who has seen her marriage prospects pass her by while she cares for her elderly parents, and Jackson Smith, who has lost his wife through drowning and left him with his two young boys. Now one might think this is just another story like all the rest, Ellie helps out Jackson and they fall in love and end of story, but for me it was a much deeper story. What I liked about this story is that Ellie isn't a pretty girl and doesn't turn into a pretty woman in the story. She is a faithful and loving woman, who has had to love when she was unloved and show forgiveness time and time again for when she has been wrongly treated. A vital aspect to making their marriage work was communication and being honest with each other. It was a refreshing look at a story line I have read many different ways.