I really enjoyed the first book in Mallory's Fool's Gold trilogy and was anxious to start this one. Especially since Ethan really intrigued me in the last book.The secret baby plot is a tricky one. When done well, it's one of my favorite plot devices. But it just isn't done well very often. The important thing is for the reason behind the child being kept a secret to be a legit one. One the reader can sympathize with and understand. I think Mallory gave us that here.Liz is what makes this book. She's strong, mature, levelheaded and willing to do anything for her son and her nieces. She wasn't a martyr or a woman filled with self-pity. She was very refreshing.