I love historical novels set in small towns tucked into a rural area. Better than Gold by Laurie Alice Eakes more than filled the bill. Lily and Ben wove their way into this reviewer's heart. Found myself pulling for them, even to scolding them when they did something just plain stupid. Kept rooting for them, wanting them to do the right thing, and get married, but would they? How could two people be so delightful and simultaneously dense? You'll just have to buy the book to find out. Five stars for sure.