This won an award for first novel. Eve 21-tears-old remembers back to the year she was 8 and back to other events leading to the present while she waits out a hot dry summer and her first pregnancy. Thats the year her mother died and the year she met Daniel - 16 years older and father of her first child. Its the year she became friends with and lost Billy Macklin who survived being kicked in the head by a horse, the year Rosie disappeared, the year she learned the name of the father she had never seen, who had never seen her. She shares her deep love for Daniel, 16-years-older and an understanding of her father Kiernan who showed her mother how life ought to be lived, gleaned from mementos in her mother's memory box. This is mostly a sweet romance and maybe one for Nicholas Sparks Fans.