There's often a warning on fizzy drink cans, about the sugar content. I have a feeling that this tale should have one too -- LOL.
Although sometimes I felt a little as if I was listening to an episode of the "The Archers" (without all the wailing and worry about problems with the sheep,) it was simply too pleasant to put down.
The characters are all, unfailingly, from a 'certain strata' of British society, and I must admit, a lot of their interaction was nostalgically familiar to me. Although this tale was set around Salisbury plain, I miss the local pub, and the walks around the farming areas in my old tramping grounds of neighbouring Hampshire. The memories of 'Ladies Dinner Night' at the officers' mess were pleasing too. It all gives a nice insight into the sort of private people, military officers and their families can be (although the military part is not really germane to the story.)
The story is very gently propelled, and dipped in a lot of honey. The dialogue is unabashedly English and might need a fair bit of googling to follow for our cousins across the pond.
Above all, there is a gorgeous sense of realism to their interactions. Some of the plot premises are a little twee, but that's nothing to be worried about.
Oi did like it, oi did.