Short and sweet this was a nice light predictable story. I enjoyed the vivid descriptions of the settings and the animals. I thought the characters were well written and very amusing. I enjoyed the simplicity of the story and would only criticise the shallowness of the relationships as they could have been slightly more complex in places. A nice holiday read but for me I think its the end of the road as I won't be buying the next in the series as there was just a bit of originality missing for me.
It was a clean story with nothing offensive except the constant references to the heroine's fat. This did start to grate after a while and I think it could have been excluded with very little difference to the pleasant little story.