I LOVE Kirsten Beyer! I loved the book. I've loved all of her books. Beyer and Mack. Those are the two writers that remind me of everything that's missing in Star Wars fiction and lots of Trek fiction.
Beyer. She adds a level of warmth and spirituality to Trek that is sometimes rare. It didn't hurt that I love Q and the "timey-wimey" way of looking at our universe. Prose that make me tear up. Awesome stuff!