Great story line
This is an age old story, but with excellent plot twists that I didn't see coming. I truly liked how the story slowly, but steadily revealed the secrets. There were secrets I didn't expect, which kept me wanting to read. I always love a happy ending, with a little bit of real life mixed in. The realism of illness and death helps curb the fairy-tale feel. It feels like this story could have happened in real life.
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As I was reading it was difficult to ignore typos and auto-correct words that were wrong. A quick proof reading would help immensely.
If you are going to use a few obscure vocabulary words then there should be more, so they don't stand out as much.
Overall, a good story line, a good length and a great pacing for pleasure reading. I would recommend this story to others.