~ I really don't like it when an exact location isn't given in a book. I guess I'm 'old school' and really love the ones that take place in Maine. No, I'm not from Maine ~ not even an American. But, I'm ok with the location being 'any place' ~ as long as it's 'some place'. Just my opinion. Still ~ really love the story and, of course, couldn't put the book down. This will make a fantastic movie!