I've been on a D.E. Stevenson kick lately and had been looking forward to this one. While I will say there were parts of the book I liked very much I have to admit had this been the first D.E. Stevenson I had ever picked up I suspect it might have been my last! There was one particular character (not Charlotte - I loved her) I did not like no matter how hard the author tried to make me :) and that probably colours my judgment considerably!