I purchased the first book and this sequel at the same time and was able to read them in order. Karen's books are amazing - the stories are full of believable people that are caught in situations we can relate to. This book deals with the aftermath of September 11th and I could not put this book down. I felt the characters emotions so strongly I cried all the way through. I was inspired by Jamie's (the main character) struggle to move on and how she finally realized God is at the heart of everything. It is an incredible story - told very well with compassion and grace and faith. Just a wonderful read.