So this was a rare "meh" for a Karen Erickson story for me. The whole story seemed so trite. The language used seemed so flowery and overdone. I was looking forward to this based on the prequel, but then it just fell flat. Don't get me wrong, it was a sweet story, but the "voice" of the story seemed so different from other Karen Erickson stories. It made me wonder if she even really wrote this one! I'm not sure I'll continue with this series. I'm not giving up on Ms. Erickson, but I just wasn't thrilled with this one. Maybe I'll change my mind.