I remember reading this book as a teen. It was the first book with anything resembling "romance" that I read, and I just fell completely head-over-heels in love with Ben. I remember this being a very sweet romance between the wounded soldier and the healer...which is one of those themes that I've always loved, even when I was little and making up stories with my dolls. I loved how Rachel had to find her place in a rather foreign world, and how she found herself and her heart in the process. I really would love to find this book again (it's somewhere in my garage, I think) and reread it, because right now I'm feeling rather nostalgic for those old books I loved so much.