I have been waiting and waiting for this book to come out and couldn't be more pleased. I loved Salt to the Sea, it made me cry so much. What a sad story! It's hard to tell if this book has a sad ending until I am able to read the entire book, but the author's style of writing is such that you identify so much with the characters that you can't help but have a strong reaction to their outcome. The main characters are all different and believable, and the dialogue is true to nature. The stories bring alive another era and events that are not in the history books, and that is an important task for any author to strive for. I can't wait to read the rest of the book, so please send me a copy as soon as possible.