This book is a love story that covers 2 separate generations. This is not realized until you get further along in the story. First you have James and Kathleen who in essence have grown up together. In the process they start the journey to young love, only for the journey to be interrupted, momentarily, and what obstacles they overcome to get back the love they had lost.
It also centers around the story of Bernadette and Tom. The sacrifices they made to insure that their child would have the opportunities that they never had. As well as their lifelong love, and how it survives over all the choices they made throughout their life.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys stories of love lost and found. As well as enduring love.