The trait I enjoy most in Iris Morland's work as an author is that she shows her characters as they are, not as they hope to be. That is what makes The Nearness of You so compelling. Two characters on a trip of self - discovery, exposing their flaws and regrets. Sara and Harrison's is a tale of new beginnings, happy endings and epic baggage along the way. However, it is also a story hope, forgiveness and gaining the chance to get things right. Ms. Morland exposes a journey that every person struggles through. Living a happy life. Relatable characters and thought provoking questions, prove that she got it right.