The fourth and final in the Big Stone Gap series brings to a meaningful and comfortable close this segment of Ave Maria’s life. Etta begins her new life in Italy, a family emergency makes both Jack and Ave Maria take a look at what’s really important in life, Jack and Ave Maria travel to the home of his ancestors, and long buried secrets emerge. These lovable characters, Theodore, Fleeta, Iva Lou, Pearl, and even Pete make appearances. They are like family by now to the reader. The ending is warm and emotional. There’s nothing complicated about the book or the characters, just a nice comfortable read. Five stars for the series.