Synopsis: Elizabeth Egan's life runs on order: Both her home and her emotions are arranged just so, with little room for spontaneity. It's how she counteracts the chaos of her family -- an alcoholic mother who left when she was young, an emotionally distant father, and a free-spirited sister, who seems to be following in their mother's footsteps, leaving her own six-yearold son, Luke, in Elizabeth's care. When Ivan, Luke's mysterious new grown-up friend, enters the picture, Elizabeth doesnt know quite what to make of him. With his penchant for adventure and colorful take on things large and small, Ivan opens Elizabeth's eyes to a whole new way of living. But is it for real? Is Ivan for real?
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book. It's nice to have a an easy read every now and then. This was a lovely, light hearted and and truly magical story. This is a highly recommended book for those who simply want to escape from the real world. The book is written for adults and yet at times it had the feel of a magical childrens tale. It's this that not only gives the book it's charm, but makes it such an enjoyable read.
As a side note, As a mom, it reminded me that my son will only be young once and to make sure I add as much fun into his life as possible. I'm going to make sure I keep playing with him and go into his world of imagination as much as I can.