I enjoyed this novel quite a lot, it really has a heart warming, feel good feeling to it, while still having a backdrop of tragedy. Earlier this year I watched the TV series No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency that was based on the books by the same name by Alexander McCall Smith and this novel is very much along the same lines. It is not really a novel that has a beginning, middle and end, but more a collection of vignettes that intertwine the characters and their lives. A good solid debut novel from this author that I look forward to hearing more from!