Elizabeth was the gem of the story. She was loyal, independent, strong and determined, but we also saw a softer side to her as well. The side that wanted to be loved and was terrified he would leave her again. I loved the way she didn’t meekly forgive Joshua for being gone 10 long years. She made him grovel and work to earn her affections all over again. Initially, I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy Joshua’s character since he did abandon his wife and brother but he was such a likable fellow that I did later come to respect him and rooted him on to win back Elizabeth’s heart and trust.