An average story of average people. This is a chick lit story of a son-father relationship that develops as the father is dying. Besides the slow development of the relationship, there is a disjointed story of a shipwreck on the Great Lakes. If you are a fan of books that take place in Minnesota, or like stories about relationship, you will be satisfied with the story. Personally, I didn't care about the characters and read it hoping for a nautical theme but was left unsatisfied.