Wonderful story. Rachel is a strong woman and her struggle to overcome the consequences of her year in captivity is realistic, touching and at times heartbreaking. Ethan, though very much a military hero type, came across a little weak in character at the start. A year after his wife's apparent death, he's still devastated and completely withdrawn from his family. Everyone grieves differently, but the level of defeat still bothered me. However, by the end of the book we learn more about Rachel and Ethan's relationship and the circumstances made his behavior more understandable. Ethan wasn't my favorite Kelly brother and Rachel was definitely the hero of the book, but I did grow to care about him too. Will definitely be reading the next book in the series.