Sometimes it is the simplest book that make the most impact. This story written in the form of a letter from mother to daughter is just beautifully done. I am always impressed when an author can convey a complete beginning, middle and end under 200 pages. To me, that is harder work than that 400 pager since every word and description has to count. I think that this is a timeless classic that covers every struggle that mothers and daughters seem to encounter, no matter which era it occurs.