I wasn't expecting to like this book. I got an advance reader copy but didn't remember signing up to receive this particular book. When I got it, I read the back and thought "Eh, whatever." Today, I ran out of things to read and I picked it back up and read it straight through. I fell in love with the characters and the beautiful descriptions of national parks. Mary's love of life is something one generally hears about in novels of this genre, but it is rarely brought to life with such ease as Monninger manages manages. Mary and Cobb are two halves of one whole and it's an amazing coincidence that they managed to meet each other. Although the overall tone of the novel is light, the content is more somber than I expected. It was beautiful in it's way, with a dignity I could never have imagined from the blurb on the back or on the website. I will read this one again, and will definitely be recommending it the next time someone asks me for a good read.