gah. what on earth possessed me to try and read this?? I do like "slice-of-life" books - I enjoy Miss Read's tales of the village of Fairacre, and I do like gentle stories that have interesting characters and are set in tiny villages or hamlets. But this.....I could feel my teeth aching from the overdose of sweetness. I also had no idea it was classified as a Christian book - the constant homilies and scripture quotes were driving me nuts. Never again.