Setting aside it is a sensitive topic (child abuse) and read it in a contemporary fashion then this is an extraordinary novel. It is a beautifully written love story and don't we all wish we had a Liam in our lives. I am really glad I read this book and I think the sensitive subject was covered extremely well. The one thing I did have a little problem with though was why would a mother take a job that took her away for three weeks out of a month when her children had suffered so much at the hands of their father, that's the only bit I found hard to digest. Setting that aside though I really loved this book.