James Patterson has done it again. Only an author with his skill and experience could pull off a female narrator so convincingly (although he did have a female coauthor). I gobbled this book down and so will you. It's easy to do - the longest chapters are a mere three pages, most are one and a half to two pages long, and I flew through them. An engaging story of what it could be like in the future if the stodgy rules of antiquity were set aside and church meant ONLY the love of God, with all people welcome no matter what. Brigid has strange visions on occasion, direct communication with the God she loves, but is left to figure out their meanings. The decisions she makes and how she proceeds through her life as a doctor are based on them. A powerful story that I devoured and didn't want to ever end. D.