Found it hard toput this book down when I had to let it go and get some sleep (how dare sleep make itself known when this is so engaging? LOL) Absolutely loved the setting, the depth of the emotions and feelings, the love that you somewhat see coming but which then takesyou like a tidal wave. Astounded how I was made to feel exhilaration with Fern, the hurt, the veritable pivot that changes her life. The pace was also great, jumping in places months ahead but without letting you feel that you've missed anything along the way. I don't want to give any spoilers, but my goodness, this tugged so much at my heart - you'll know why and how when you read this! Also absolutely adored the little epilogue-type snippets the author included at the end for every character - stroke of genius! Perfect dose of whimsy and also not letting the warmth that had come throughout the tale fade away. OMG, this is a beautiful, beautiful book! Absolutely loved it!