The Paler Shade Of Autumn - Jacquie Underdown
This is a beautiful book. There is a fey quality to the descriptions of people and places, an other worldliness that when I think about it is less other worldly than seeing deeper into the world we live in. It's written in present tense, which I generally find difficult, but in this instance it works brilliantly. The immediacy of the characters' experience steps forward.

I was somewhat reminded of the Australian author Tahlia Newland and her magical realism. There is the same straightforward simplicity, but under it, so much is going on.

A wonderful journey, with unexpected twists. Actually, that's how I'd describe "The Paler Shade of Autumn" -- an unexpected romance, but a charming one.