You won't forget this one in a hurry. The emotions of guilt and despair, of love and rejoicing, are so strong you lose sight of the fact that this is just a story. Emma Grace Falin was only a child when the two young brothers in her care fell into a well. Since she was supposed to be watching them, the overwhelming guilt sank her into a depresion so deep and so dark she couldn't find a way out. Her desperate family sent her to live with Granny Falin, and the clouds began to lift when she discovered other people had sorrows too. Granny believes in God, but Emma Grace is angry at Him. He could have done something to save her brothers if he cared enough. At first she clings stubbornly to her dark, lonely world, but as she learns to love the sea, the sand, and the long expanse of sky, she begins the long climb back to reality. I didn't expect romance, but when Emma Grace meets Tate, he teaches her about love and about the blessings of trusting God. Nancy Jo Jenkins has a gift for making her characters so real you actually seem to experience their emotions and know their most private thoughts. This isn't a book you'll read once and toss aside. It's a keeper.