I enjoyed this story for several reasons. The story is beautifully written. The characters are likeable and the story moved me. Angie and Michael have a lot of emotions to deal with. Death is always a hard topic to deal with but I think that Ms. Mayberry handled it pretty well. However, about half way through the story, I became bogged down with Angie and Michael's guilt about their sudden attraction to each other. I felt as though Billie would have appreciated the fact that they was able to find comfort and love with one another. The angst was too much in the story and it cause me to pause several times while reading it.