From the title (isn't it just great!) to the epilogue, this is the best book that I've read in a very long time. As with her previous books, Rebecca Wells fills The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder with love, pain, and passion. This book takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride. I've enjoyed all of her previous books about the Ya-ya's, but this one (with all new characters, but still set in Louisiana) is definitely my favorite. I think that this will have to be my next selection for our Bluestockings Book Club discussion.