A pleasant, well-written, if sometimes heavy-handed, story of love and romance after 60. That sounds a bit milquetoast, but that's not what the book is; it may not have stirred my soul, but it was easy to pick up and hard to put down.
Small village, small minds, race relations and a dying class system set the scene for a plot that is not unpredictable. But Simonson excels at writing rich characters that come alive on the page; the only time she failed for me was Roger. Roger had no redeeming qualities and should have been disinherited posthaste. Otherwise, the characters are what make the story.
A very solid 4 stars.