This one I didn't love near so much. I was super excited to find there was a 2nd and even a 3rd to this series, but I just finished the 2nd last night and am now not as excited. It was good, but just didn't even compare to the first. After I finished the first one I immediately e-mailed a friend and wrote, "You have got to go to your library and check this out right now!" With this one I would just say, check it out when you have time :). It continues Sarah's story, her many, many, many trials about her land, family, and the area which she lives. This book covers one year 1906, and she even goes to San Francisco to witness the devastation of the earthquake there to help out her brother. I just didn't think it had the power, emotion, or strength of characters that her first book had, but if you have read the first you just want more, and this will give you more just not as good as the first.