The story is one of loss: the loss of a loved one, the loss of faith and the loss of knowing who you really are. Leanna had an important decision to make. She wasn't prepared for what would happen when Alex knocked on her door. Alex was trying to forget his loss with hard work and determination.
The story was also about prejudice, class distinctions and intimidation. We read how Alex and Leanna come to terms with all of the above as their feelings for each other deepen.
I enjoyed this book and I will recommend it to my friends and family.
Will Leanna and Alex beat the odds? Can they blend their cultures and find true happiness? I won't tell. You have to pick up this book and read it for yourself.