After reading the first couple of chapters of this book I found myself wondering why I ordered it! I haven't particularly liked any of the last 3 before this and recall saying I wouldn't buy anymore of them last year. I guess I'm a creature of habit and when I see this author's name, it goes in my online shopping cart. Well, after this one, NO more!! Though Diane is a lovely lady and very personable, she seems to be phoning these in now. I think I was supposed to develop a deep affection for Uncle Jack, but it never happened. He just came across as a fairly nice old drunk. Lots of unlikeable people in this one and the story was just not very good. So long, Goldy! I used to really enjoy visiting you every year, but now you've just grown stale.