I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)
I loved this story.
It was beautiful. It made me laugh, cry a little, fall in love with Russell and his menagerie, and I couldn't put it down.
It has a romance - sweet and sooooo good. But like with the St.-Mary's-series, this novel is character-driven. And it is rich in fantastic, English characters, banter and sarcasm.
I enjoyed this immensely.