I thought this book was awful. I'm not sure why I even bothered to finish it. It's very over the top & unrealistic. The characters meet and instantly become best of friends, everyone falls in love in a single glance & marries within a month, and worse yet they use the word “darling” in all of their interactions with one another. I don’t know if all Barbara Taylor Bradford’s books are written this way, but I will be avoiding them in the future.