my take: I know, I should have reviewed this book a long time ago. Thing is, what words can do this book justice? Except: READ THIS. It’s an epic novel replete with an engaging plot, setting, and characters. I could not put it down, and spent the better part of a weekend ignoring everything, including food. It’s that good. And then I spent a couple weeks wishing I hadn’t read so fast.  I read it a year ago and it’s still glowing in my mind. It’s a hefty book, which you will be thankful for. It’s the kind you don’t want to end.

my source: Thanks to Debra Lambers (former owner of Book Nook & Java shop in Montague, Michigan)

my recommend: You. Seriously. If you haven’t already.

my rating: A+++. top notch. the best. must read.