"This is one of the best books I have ever read and I read many. It really deserves the best rating for the story it contains. The novelist way the authors' unique style kept me excited and anticipating turning the next page to read what would happen next. The distance between the two continents and the vastness of the “pond" cannot alter the deep connection between the sisters love that exists for one another. Being brought up in a large Catholic family, I could really appreciate many of the traditions and feelings they described. In the expressive way the authors tell different scenarios transports you so you can feel and even smell so many parts, like the rotten apples, the salty gentle sea breeze, the rich sauces cooking on the stove."