I was a voracious reader in earlier years and thought I just didn't have the time for fiction anymore and focused on my non-fiction reading which I also enjoy. After not reading fiction for about 8 years this was the first book I thought I'd give a try again. And it got me wanting more! Great writing, great plots, real characters, a little bit of everything. And in this book I also read the most beautiful fictional description of a conversion to Christ ever! This is top notch Christian fiction.