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I don't understand all the 5 star reviews! I enjoyed some aspects about the book, but I felt the writing was "average," & I wouldn't recommend it to my friends. Some of the scenes were unrealistic - for example, Catherine allowing Ben to take their small son riding his birthday horse so late in the day. Another example was when Ben, a doctor, told his feverish son who was shivering, that shivering would cool him down! That statement was not only false, but it would only scare a child who wanted blankets to feel warm. These types of inconsistencies were very distracting.