Why did I love this book?
This is a very short book, only around 100 pages, so you could read it in an afternoon. But, oh my, does this book pack a punch!
They made a movie out of it, so just shows there’s plenty in this very short novella to deal with. Written in 1911 and set in the mountains of New England in the U.S., it’s the story of a married couple – Ethan and Zeena – whose lives are changed forever when the wife’s charming cousin Mattie Silver comes to stay.
The characterisation is brilliant, the setting of the harsh winters of New England is stunning and the love story is intense and heartbreaking.