A good solid story, nicely developed characters and plot. A romance story that held more interest for me than it would normally due to the book being set at a circus. I fell in love with Rosie (the elephant) and loved how everything went down with her. The ending was a typical happy one that left me feeling pleased although it was lacking a bit and seemed somewhat rushed. I am a little taken aback that this book is given the credit to have an afterward with questions, thoughts and ideas for the reader. I didn't find the book to have too much meaning behind it and thought it was what it was... a good solid, romantic circus story that was at times exciting with a hint of mystery and had you on the edge of your seat a few times.