Elderberry Croft is a book like as I have never read before. Doughty has such a way with words and an insight into the thoughts and ways of normal and not so normal people. The collection of installments take place in a trailer park , the chapters are January through December and each deal with someone living in the trailer park. The main character is Willow Goodhope who touches the lives of everyone in the park,while hiding her own deep pain. Willow moves into the park as a stranger but quickly worms her way into the lives of all in the park with her green thumb, baked deserts and wise and winsome ways. This book has beautifully flawed characters who will make you sigh, smile, laugh, cry, and hurt over their very real struggles in life. Also proving that broken people do get second chances. Where would we all be without a second chance? I highly recommend this book.