This story is a sequel to the book McKenna and just as good if not better than the first book. I suppose you could read it as a stand alone, but you will miss out on so much if you don't read these two stories in the order they were written. Both are so good and so worth it!
The Parkers' oldest daughter, Rachel, is now grown up and thinking her life is pretty perfect, as she is teaching and looking foward to someday being married to her childhood friend, Mark O'Malley, who has just finished his schooling to become a doctor. But as time goes by and Mark's brother Matthew spends more and more time around Rachel, she begins to realize that maybe she is thinking about marrying the wrong O'Malley brother. Matthew has loved Rachel from afar for a long time and seeing her and his brother think about marriage is tearing him up inside.
This book not only told the story of Rachel, Mark and Matthew, but also kept the story of McKenna and her husband and their past alive and closed some chapters on their lives. It had alot of little closures to folks you have met in the first book. I loved the way this author writes and how she incorporates the strong Christian beliefs these folks had and how their faith and trust in their Lord got them through some diffcult situations and times. Once I started reading I had a hard time putting this book done until I was finished. A warm, romantic story with alot going on that will keep you interested and enjoying yourself to the very end.