I picked this up after sending a tweet out asking if anyone could recommend something that wasn't dark and miserable like everything else that I'd been reading. The author suggested this and I'm glad she did. It was just what the doctor ordered, fresh, quirky, funny in places and seasoned with wisdom. Light without being frivolous, it follows the story of a woman trying to find someone to fill her desire for true love and family. The inhabitants of Wishing Rock embody this sense of family in the most delightful way, and I fell in love with the characters in a flash, especially Gran. The rythmn the author created with the different length emails and occaisonal texts was skillfully done and gave an almost musical undercurrent to the text. The characters are delightful and the recipes a nice touch. The travels in Scotland made me want to visit.