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We are in the age of mass-produced novels, and they are difficult for me to read because of a) the low-level of target audience, and b) all the grammar and punctuation errors.
This book is delightful from beginning to end. Predictable, yes, though not in every way. A look back at the culture of yesteryear, yes, in a good way. As a Morse code operator, with a grandfather who ran a key on the railroad, I enjoyed the way railroad code (not Morse code, BTW) laid the foundation for the romance.
The story, with its classical structure of love begun, love lost, and love regained, contains not just a delightful sense of romance, but a caution against gossip on the one hand and a lack of transparency on the other. Both of these are hazardous to one's health. The very end of the story is --- to me --- is delightfully tender and romantic.
Not a 5-star, because there are really 5-star books out there, but for anyone who loves to read well-written novels, this is surely a winner.