This is a quick read. Both Deborah and Rip are living through a painful present. He is on a military leave to try and heal. The man she loved is MIA. Together they find a peace and a love that helps them feel normal. This story is part of a generational saga and is a taste of the series. Deborah and Rip seem to be the starting point. I received a copy of this story as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.