I've written more fully in another review of this author's books. If you are feeling a bit knocked around by life, and you would like to escape from everyday life for a bit, then this author's books are for you. No wonder she is so popular with these warm family stories set in Ireland. We live through the rough patches with a wide group of inter related characters, but we know it will turn out OK in the end. Such a nice change from real life where things rarely pan out so nicely.