This book is about four generations of women from one family. It covers customs of the times and how those customs change, but also how the things that make us happy, content and close in our relationships don't change. I had a seriously hard time staying motivated to finish this book, but I don't think it had anything to do with the book. I've just been so busy that I haven't had time to sit (or lay in my bed as I prefer) and read. When I did lay down to read my poor tired eyes would slam shut. So despite my lack of time to really get into this book, I enjoyed it. It was a bit repetitive and extremely predictable, but I enjoyed the Christian theme and the discussion of relationship to God that went on through out the book. I would recommend this book.