I put off reading this book for a long time because everyone raved about it, and I didn't want to be disappointed. Now, I wish I'd read it earlier. This book was like Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way. The Paris setting is so vivid, I felt like I lived there. Anna is a flawed and fabulous character, and I yearned for her to find her happy ending. And kudos to Ms. Perkins for telling a story through Anna's point of view and still giving Etienne such a compelling voice. This was wholly satisfying in every way and goes down in history as having one of the BEST kissing scenes ever. Ever.