I really enjoyed this book as it was a funny and interesting tale. The largest character in the book is the town of Templeton and, through the main character, the reader learns the history and mythology that has created the town. The opening line of the novel sucked me in and I enjoyed most the excursions into the past of the main character's ancestors as she searched for a missing branch of her family. While I sometimes found the main character a bit overly dramatic (which was her intended personality) I found the plot to be clever and engaging. I wouldn't recommend this if you are looking for a strictly literary book, but if you are looking for something fun and a bit different, this is a good book.