“This is a book you wait a lifetime for. It's one of those books that saddens you when you know you are nearing the end, because you know you'll never again be able to experience it again for the first time. I wanted it to continue forever. It was my "other world."
The characters in this book are solid. I wanted to be there. Actually, I WAS there, in the muggy heat, surrounded by honey and lessons about love. This one will stick with me long, long after the book has been closed. The author's descriptions are unique and clever, something I've only seen done as well to date by Stephen King.
The audio version of this book is pure perfection. The narrator sounded like a young Southern girl with a velvet voice sweet as a bell. Her voice danced and changed tone and personality for characters, and her pace -- sublime.
Absolutely decadent, I'll probably read another 50 books before I come across another that pulls my heart in like this one did.
5+ stars. I want more books like this one.