• I started to read this but had to return it to the library before I was finished. Nothing wrong with it, I just wasn’t in the mood. I’m so glad it turned out to be the right book for you now! And I’m actually very glad to know the horse (etc.) doesn’t die, as it seemed it might be that sort of book. I can go into it again with more confidence now.

    • Yeah, I mean — I recognize that it’s not the greatest book that’s ever been written. But it was just so exactly what I needed this week, and that made me love it more than I otherwise might have.

  • Jeane Nevarez

    I am going to look for this one.

  • Jeanne

    Your mother has some of the best children’s books I haven’t already read, and I’m always bemused by this, because I’ve read a lot of the best children’s books!

    • It’s new, I think! As far as new children’s books go, I am utterly at sea. Mumsy is my only source for those. I don’t know how she finds out about them!

      • Jeanne

        We don’t always get our mail out of the mailbox on the day it comes, so Ron went out today and brought back both a note from your mother and this book. I took the book outside at 1:30 and started reading it while we had lunch (we are doing everything outside while this lovely 90-degree-heat lasts in Ohio) and then I moved over to the glider and finished the book in an hour and a half. It was lovely, just what I needed at this point in the weekend. It made me cry, but in a good way. I’m glad I read it, and I have you to thank!

  • Kailana

    Sounds good! I am glad you were able to find something good amongst the bad times lately. 🙂

  • MumsyNK

    “Go home, 2016, you’re drunk” is now my mantra. I loved this one, and especially loved the complete lack of interest Ada displayed about the war. Because really, war is the worst combination of horrible yet boring.

    • Ooh, yeah, didn’t even think of that. I liked that too, now that you mention it. Jamie was all interested in the pilots, and Ada very typically for her didn’t want to enter into any emotional engagements with other people when she didn’t have to. What an excellent book.

  • Stefanie@SoManyBooks

    hooray for finding a book that seems complex without children or horses or senile grannies dying. It’s nice to have a break from all the bad.

    • IT REALLY IS. And nobody dies! (I mean, some very sort of peripheral characters do, because it’s a war, but nobody I cared about.)

  • I really liked this one. Dark events handled in an uplifting and hopeful way is what I need from my books right now.

    • Me too, or even not-that-dark events in an uplifting and hopeful way. It’s been a year of pretty depressing events, and sometimes a girl needs a break.

  • I’m going to look for this, haven’t read it and it sounds wonderful.

  • You had me laughing!! So your review was just what I needed as a quick break from work!! I had already placed it on my TBR list. Sounds like a good one!

  • I agree with others, this sounds wonderful, and just what the soul needs these days, after chocolate and ice cream of course.

  • Ooh you saw Hamilton! Exciting! I’m sorry 2016 hasn’t been the best, but it’s wonderful when you come across a book that can help right your spirits. This sounds like a beautiful story!

  • Aww, this sounds like the perfect book for when you’re feeling down. I love cute heartwarming reads like this and I also would have wanted to know that no one died! I hope the rest of the year is better for you 🙂