The list author says: "Life is to short to read a bad book! Thankfully there are so many wonderful books to read. There are also those "Special Books", the rare finds that you Share with everyone and re-read so many times that you will wear them out! You can quote them word for word.. Feel as if the characters are personal friends. They can brighten a gloomy day or give you the encouragement. What follows are my Special Reads!"
"I must admit that I watch the made for TV movie before I pick up the book. The book has great depth and provides greater understanding of the characters! Ms. Godden had a wonderful capacity to bring characters to life!"