The series begins with stories involving the children of Daniel and Anna MacGregory, two people who seem to be an unlikely pair. After a serious car accident that puts Daniel in the hospital, he takes us back in time through his dreams to recount how he and Anna first met and their rocky journey to marriage.
I’ve had my issues with the series to date but this is the story I have waited for without knowing it. Up until now, Anna has seemed a bit opaque, which contradicts who she is on her resume. I couldn’t imagine how she ended up Daniel whose traditional views about marriage couldn’t be more diametrically opposite of who she is so I’ve been intrigued about their history. Well, their romance far surpassed my expectations with both of them staying true to their characters.
I hoped that Daniel and Anna’s courtship wasn’t easy and, to put it mildly, it was extremely tempestuous for that era. I admired Anna for her quiet strength, fortitude and passion in pursuing her medical degree in the midst of barriers presented from family and Daniel. I respected how he persisted and actually struggled to understand and embrace her needs. He never gave up and she never gave up on him. This story puts the whole series into a better place for me and I enjoyed it immensely.
- Release Date: May 1, 2012 (originally January 1, 1987)
- Series: The MacGregors #5
- Page Numbers: 305
- Publisher: InterMix