Injustice, bigotry and wartime provide the backdrop for this unique novel. However, even with these sobering realities, the story transports the reader to a place of splendid romance. It is fiction at its most real, and it makes you feel as if you really know the characters. Cindy Burrows writes a sweet story of love, passion, and devotion. She knows how to combine important historical themes with romance. Her main character, Sherri, is caught between love, caution, and survival, and the challenges are great. Could Lee, just one of her possible suitors, prove himself to be a man of depth, and worth, even with the aftermath of her cruel subjugation? Could Sherri trust that she could have the freedom to choose what others like herself, daren't dream of? This novel is filled with humor and lends itself to unexpected twists and turns. These endearing characters are placed in situations which both entertain and excite.