Markoe's writing is lovely, and so easy to tangle yourself up in. It flows nicely, and keeps you interested at all times.
Her characters are well developed... each one showing their quirky imperfections at just the right moment.
The dogs are fabulous. I can't even count the number of times I caught myself thinking that my own dog would absolutely say some gof the things Markoe wrote about if she could only talk. Fortunately, my dog cannot talk, which made reading about a woman who converses with her dog that much more entertaining.
I highly recommend this book, and fully intend to run out and buy another of Markoe's works as soon as possible.