The book for the reader who longs to ugly-cry. This is a very emotional book. Even things that you know are going to happen destroy your composure when they do. It's a rough one.
I won't go into the story line. These early books of Heath's have some clunkyness, but it's minor. She's a great writer of historical romance and I love her books that take place in Texas. She's got a great feel for the old fashioned cowboy life.
Keep the tissues close. Make sure you don't have to be anywhere for a while so the blotchy redness and the runny nose will clear up before anyone sees you, and have at it. I liked it very much, although it and another early Heath book have prompted me to create a new shelf for myself called "tragedy porn".