I just finished it and LOVED it!! I have to admit that it took me a bit of time to get into it. I have watched the movie (the one with Winona Ryder) for years and had a hard time getting over what I thought the book should be. I was also reading it in little bits, just a couple pages at a time, so I wasn’t really enjoying it. I finally dived in and started reading chapters at a time. I fell in love. I loved the lessons I learned on how to raise and work with your children. Timeless examples of what is most important in life. That family relationships are better then money. That your character, your integrity and virtue, and more valuable then what people think of you. That if you do what is right you will receive your reward.
The love stories were so much richer in the book then they were in the movie. I so enjoyed the twist and turns, the simplicity, the surprise. So much joy and love throughout this story.
I would highly recommend it!
My next book on my 2011 list will be to finish A Tale of Two Cities. I’m so tempted to jump right into Little Men but I’m reading this for a book club. I’m still reading A Thomas Jefferson Education and enjoying that.