This was my first encounter with Sarah Addison Allen, and I really enjoyed the book. The best word I can come up with to describe it is 'sweet'. It was light on mystery, drama, romance, and magical realism. Nothing too shocking happened even though I was anticipating something dramatic. The main characters were all likeable, and I think that might have been what I was missing in this story. The only antagonist was not a main character, and that kind of dulled the story a bit. I would still recommend this as a fun read, and I am going to check out the author's other books.