I just finished The Vigil and oh my what a read. I felt much pain for the females in this story. Family secrets, generational misunderstandings arrising from these secrets, and the need for confession, forgiveness, and healing. My oh my, I am so glad I had the chance to read a book like this. Family secrets do so much more damage than anyone can possibly anticipate and, Marian, your book tells this story so very well. I enjoyed every single word on every single page.I was given a copy of this book by the author for a fair and unbiased review.