Finishing these books felt like I was saying goodbye to a family who had become like my own. I felt a measure of grief that I could no longer follow their journey's and connect with the characters. The way this series tied together was so clever. I especially loved the last 3 books. I love that having different authors involved meant each character had a distinct voice, although at times this also made my picture of a character change as the way they were presented by one author felt different to the way another author presented them. I did love that each author brought different skills and knowledge so that each character could be so real, showing the authors clearly knew their subject (eg. art, music, missions.) I have never travelled overseas, but this book carried me to another beautiful country and made me feel as though I had. The covers of the books are beautiful and I feel as though I have learned and experienced other cultures and languages through these heartwarming stories. Thank you to all the authors for your part in this amazing series! Well worth buying.