I agree with another reviewer in that after seeing the one and two star reviews I started this book with fairly low expectations. I also remembered that with other books by this author, it took me a while to get into them. Neither of these was my experience with this book. I loved it and loved it from the start. Part of it is the appeal of the main character, Frances. She's a riot. Frances and eight other Aussies gather at a spa to lose weight, exercise, meditate and other things to change or reset their lives. What they get is way beyond expectations. I found this a very fun ride and would recommend it highly.