I LOVED this book. This book was not what I thought it would be, and did not turn out as my brain expected after reading the title. It's a wonderfully inspiring story, about an English man with leprosy in the 18oo's. I picked it up at the library one day, and thought, "Hummmm." A quick read to make our lives better - to encourage us to let love change our hearts and sustain us, by following the example of Jesus Christ and the love he shared with all.