I just finished reading the most amazing book - The Shoemaker's Wife. I absolutely LOVED it. If you love character stories that center on their whole lives you will love this book too. I feel like this is the best book I have read since The Help.
The story is about a boy and a girl and their whole lives. Sounds simple, I know but it is not. They meet when the are children, are separated, meet again when they are adults, are separated and meet again later and...wait I better not give it away! The book starts off in Italy and then into America and keeps moving. I just love the character development in this book and kept thinking throughout that I wish I knew these actual people.
Well, I hope I have whetted your appetite because I highly recommend this book!