I simply loved this book. It is number 11 for me and each was different and still I loved them all. Doing what is best for the other person even if it does not include you seems to be the premise of this book. Not many people can say they did this in their lives. I am thankful that I did so I was able to understand it even more. Honesty is another recurring theme. It amazes me that Hyde can have such insight into so many different lifestyles. One almost thinks she has an advanced degree in Psychology or is a Psychiatrist. Each book is a learning experience for me and helps me to become a better person. At the age of 80 I am definitely into my golden years. I only have so much time left to improve myself. Reading Hyde's novels is a valuable use of my limited time.