Sophie's plight caught my interest. Bringing the harsher facts of that time period also drew me. After everything that Sophie had been through, she remained determined to succeed in her task. She also has the strength to know that her dreams have changed. Victor had his memories which he could never forget. He cared enough to help a woman who did not plan on staying with him. The story moved along very quickly and I now look forward to reading the stories before this one and any that follow. I recommend this author.