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Like a magical snowglobe whose characters come alive and tug at your heart
Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2017
This was a very complicated story of love and family, showing that true family can transcend biological connections, and biological connections do not always guarantee family love, whoever is in the circle of a particular configuration of "family" must participate and earn the connection and love that all its members have to give. It was a beautiful story, I loved the characters, each one developed so beautifully with their own personal conflicts with each other, and lack of compassion in some cases for each other as they each tried to pursue their own ambitions, not seeing the value of the people in their lives. It took a child, and her mother to get a family to take a good look at their world and themselves and reach a new level of appreciation for the people they have in their lives, and to open their lives up to someone who now needed them, as much as they needed this lovely little girl. It is a gift to be able to create a story so compelling and lovely, with details that paint such pictures of the people and the places where the story takes place, and a pleasure to be able to go into that fictional world for awhile and cry and laugh and love along with them.