This is now where I wish I could write reviews like some other reviewers are able too. I just don't have the right words. Carla Kelly is always a sure thing for me. I know I will get an incredible read, characters I can care for and a quiet understated way of seeing the world she writes about. And this too is a quiet one. Or so I thought. It is quiet yet substantial. The characters became so very dear to me that I felt everything along with them. So quiet that I didn't notice how deep it went until I felt the kick in my gut. I am still crying and I don't do that very often reading. Like I said, I just don't have the skill or the right words. All I know I am very slowly savoring the backlist that I haven't read yet by Kelly. Goodness I am drained. In a good way.