This was a really wonderful read – but it needs to be the read in the proper sequence. After reading the first book in this series, you will definitely want to read this one. The healing that this poor family goes through after the death of the oldest son is amazing. It is uplifting as well. I would definitely recommend this to older people to read. It is too graphic sexually to recommend to young adults. It is one of those books that you cannot put down and know you will read again!