I saw the movie version of this book when it first came out and it has become one of my favorite movies, so this book has been one I have wanted to read for a while. I just finally got around to reading it now and am glad that I did. This book was as good, if not better, than the movie. This heartwarming tale of Novalee Nation just jumps off the pages and comes to life for readers. This book was beautifully written and I would definitely recommend it to everyone.