Anticipatory set! Rachel Gauna is a master at using what some call an advance organizer, set induction, or anticipatory set to hook the reader, from the first page to the last in her new novel the Thinking Log. Creating a history of Liberty’s life with an expert imagination, she keeps the reader on the edge of her or his seat to see how things will turn out. Starting with a setting along the front range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado with visits to the west coast, and ending on a hillside near beautiful Telluride in the Rockies, she weaves an epic tale of love, trust, deceit and betrayal. But yet the reader will also experience beauty in this life. As I progressed, page by page in the book, I found myself experiencing the feelings of empathy for Liberty Rose, curiosity-what will happen next?-, to a suspicion of Adam and his motives (or lack thereof). This novel of young love, beginning when Liberty Rose and Adam met in college, to their early work life and living together sometimes and apart other times, is sure to be an icon in the young romance world . . . and maybe also for the older romantics in our world too! It ends on a hillside in Colorado as life is treasured with loving remembrances and thought provoking questions. Or does life really end here? Does anything this deep, this high, really end? Now you may have a new anticipatory set!