I loved this book! It was well detail on the life of a navy officer in the early 1800's from sickness to daily life. The heart of the book was two people- Nana and Oliver finding love and each other in war.I did cry in some parts as I couldn't help but think of the many men and women who go off to war leaving they're love ones behind to wait for them. Just being with they're family and love ones- ever second is dear to them. Oliver just stopping by to hold and kiss Nana on his way to report news of the war and not saying a word. Just to know she's there waiting for him touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. Overall an amazing book!