I liked the book and loved the series. It had been so long since I read the Mitford series that I had to concentrate on getting back into it. It was an o.k. read. I was glad she continued the series but it has been my least favorite of the books.
Don't get me wrong, It's an OK read. I'm a huge fan of Jan Karon. I even grew up in the Blowing Rock area of which these books are centered. I also dream of being there while reading BUT..... I just kept reading this one thinking, surely it will get better. It never did. I was disappointed.
Felt like I would have missed something if I hadn't finished the series but it didn't keep my interest as much as previous books did. Did tie up a lot of loose ends but left me wondering about the brother.