Greenglass House by Kate Milford

This book is a retreat; a perfect winter break read. Atmospheric as a very vivid, very real dream you can almost touch. Though I had to wade a bit through parts, the world was so lovely, so oddly embraceable yet hinting at strange, that I fell in. The characters seep into your affection rather than slap you in the face with easy quirks and broad strokes, and when finished it’s apparent that Ms. Milford accomplished her task fully creating a real world magical escape.