As a first novel by Christine Stovell this book is a great start. I read this as an eBook and on the Nook it has 700 pages. This is the story of Harry Watling and the small slowing dying town of Little Spitmarsh. I liked the character of Harry but at times I found myself wishing Harry would hurry up and get with the program. The residents of Little Spitmarsh are a great group that would be interesting to hear more about. I would definitely read another book by this author. Christine's second book is called Move Over Darling.