It's some book that make you dislike a character but yet fall for her over time, that can make you never want to live in a forgotten little place like that while all the time making you love to feel the sun on your face, marvel at the butterflies and smell the flowers on the mountain. Very clever.
This is the story of Charity Royall, a young, bored girl in a backwater town. When a stranger arrives, things start to get more interesting for her. I don't want to write any more than that for fear of spoiling the book, but sufice to say there are some surprises, some home-truths and some pretty tough times in store.
I really liked this book; Wharton delivers some wonderful prose that draws you in to this little world.