This book was exactly what I needed when I read it! It was well written and engrossing. Anna was a very easy to identify with character, even with her all consuming self doubt! I liked Samuel for Anna, he appreciated her beauty, both inner and outer, even when she herself doubted her outer beauty next to her sisters or when being teased. They were an unlikely couple, with a significant age difference, yet they didn't let that or the disapproval of others stop them. My main complaint with this book was that it had both an abrupt ending and a few abrupt "jumps" forward, that made the story a bit disjointed. All in all, it was a great read!