I had never read any of Nora Roberts' books before this year until my friend insisted I start with the Key Trilogy. Needless to say, I loved them all, especially Key of Valor. I have since reread the trilogy 3 times. Now I know why Ms. Roberts is such a popular author - she is a great writer. Zoe, the heroine, is strong, sexy and so well developed as a character. We get snippets of her in the first 2 books of the trilogy but this is her shining star. A single mom who is not afraid of anyone or anything. A bit too proud but devoted to anyone she considers 'family'. Does not let anything stop her in achieving her goals, and the big one here is finding her key. Carve out some time - you won't be able to put this novel down!