I adored this book....laughing, sobbing, giggling...it hit every emotion. If it's not up for a bunch of awards I will be sad. Of course it is character driven from the people involved in the hotel. From guests to employees, then there are the Count's friends he knew before his "imprisonment". But it is the Count that makes this a GREAT book.
His knowledge mixed with his ever present kindness teaches us lessons that we didnt' know we needed.
Towels writing is filled with humor and much grace. I am a library rat and rarely purchase books that are not a gift. I loved this one so much I had to own it in my home library. High praise indeed!