Whether in laughter, or sadness, this book had me crying all the way through. There's something about Joan Jonker's style that really appeals to me, maybe it's the way this book will appeal to everyone, or just the way the characters are so beautifully brought to life... Whichever, this book carries on the Joan tradition of writing that draws you in gently, until you can't put the book down, but have to know what happens next.
The story is based on family life, and focuses on every member of the family in a way that is warm and honest. I find myself laughing at almost every chapter, as all the characters are humourous, be it directly, or indirectly.
If you liked, well, I don't think anyone likes, they all love, Joan's previous work, then this book will not disappoint. And if you haven't read any of her sagas, then START NOW! She became my favourite author after reading only two of her books, and I promise that even if you haven't read her before, if you like family based books, Joan will eventually become one of your favourite authors too.