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Was this book a good fit for the Read Around the USA Challenge?
The book took place in Idaho, but I don’t think the setting was central to the story.
The characters were wonderfully developed.
I loved looking through the eyes of a different narrator in each chapter.
It should stay on the list.
I didn’t get a sense of the location. At one point I went back to the Challenge List because I couldn’t remember where it took place. However, I enjoyed the book. It was clever the way the characters all came together.
I agree with Tammy and Laura. This is a wonderful, heart-warming story. But if the idea is to get a sense of place when reading the books for the challenge, then this one is probably not a great fit.
Since I live in Idaho and am familiar with the area where it took place, I thought it was a great fit! However, if you haven’t been to Coeur d’Alene, I can see where it might not fit.