4/5 stars: This is a great book. I bought this book on a whim when Amazon offered it for $0.99. What a lucky find for me! It is a beautiful story about forgiveness, hardship, love, and the strength of character that grows from all of these things. This book is eloquently written as obvious right from the prologue. It is a captivating mix of history, war, and romance. You will not be disappointed.