I'm not quite sure how to describe this book. It's...feminine, without being chick-lit; WWII fiction, but imbued with light and even some romance. And yet, this book is filled with conflict. I'm not sure, even, how I feel about some of the characters and their choices. Regardless, it's beautifully written, and strongly evocative. I'd love to move into Vivienne's home. I feel I can see it and her village and island quite clearly. Sounds lovely!