** spoiler alert ** I loved this book. It was my first Kristin Hannah book - even though I own most of her work - and now I can't wait to read another one. I cried - several times. I seriously can't tell you the last time I cried when reading a book and reading the last 2/3rds of this one, caused me to cry and cry. The first 1/3 of this book was just blah to me though.
I will say that I almost couldn't stand Jude's mourning - how it carried on for years and years and the fact that she was so hateful about it. Also, I was glad for the way it ended - I could see no other ending and it would've ruined it for me if it was any other way.
Anyhow, I will definitely recommend this one!!