Like all of Linda Chaikin's books, this one was great! I could hardly put it down, I would highly recommend that everyone read it! One of the things that amazes me the most about Linda, is how she spreads one story out into three books, most other authors that do that write a horrible book; and this book is just as good as the first two! My favorite part in the whole book is when Baret gives Emerld a neckless of rubies and quotes from the Bible Proverbs 31:10 "A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more then rubies." Whew, talk about your dream husband!