Where do I start reviewing this book. First, I wish it was a true story, because I would go there on my next vacation. Joel pulls you into this story so niely. You want to meet the characters- you will fall in love with the characters. You will feel all the ups and downs, good times and bad times. This book covers a 75 year span, at least, and you will enjoy reading about the different time periods.the only time I was disappointed was the end. Don't get me wrong, I loved the ending, but hated that it had to end!