Both my wife and I really enjoyed this book. It is so very different. It tells of a happy couple enjoying life despite illness and sailing errors but helped along with the occasional glass of champagne.
Over the past eight years we have bought a number of this type of Sterntaler toy with the heartbeat module. Every one has been loved by the grandchild that received it. The first one, a polar bear is completely threadbare and is still taken everywhere. I am sure the new one, soft and cuddly now will go the same way. I can only recommend it.