But oh what a joy to read. I loved the characters and storyline. Not going to write pages and pages about this book I don't have the time to do so but what I will say is give it a try. It's a homely book, set years back and written in an enchanting way that thrilled this reader to bits. Having a very large family myself I wish I had been as skilful as the main character in raising them. It's a lovely story and a welcome break from crime and horror stories, worth a read.