I don't how authors like Elizabeth Camden do it. They come up with the most interesting story lines and every book is different and intriguing. I feel like I learn so much from her books and enjoy every bit of them. I know a book is good when it takes me 3 days to read the final chapter because I am not ready to be finished. To the Farthest Shores was different than I expected. It was about a nurse and a soldier, but not at all in the typical sense. Throw in some spies, a kind sailor and his bird, oysters and pearls. a precious child, and deceit and you have a wonderful story. Oh, not to forget the flirty neighbor next door and hidden, yet exposed secrets. This book makes you question whether one can trust another to take a chance on love once they have been badly burned. I found myself wondering if I was in that situation would I have done it that way? I honestly don't know. Decisions of the heart are painstaking and sometimes unable to be undone. Pain and vulnerability must be involved at some points. It is a tough call, but all one can do is hope to do what is right. This book was involved, action packed, humorous, and delightful. I highly recommend it. I was allowed by the author through Bethany House to read it in exchange for my honest opinion.