This is a believable story as many children in today's world suffer traumatic situations which lead to problems in their adult lives. Gives a realisation that such lives are recoverable if excellent mental health care is available and how important its provision is in modern society. As a novel it expertly enables readers to feel the power of simple wholesome love and genuine caring for those encountered. A lovely warm story of simple people helping each other to gain a sense of their worth and value. A valuable and enjoyable read for all.