I enjoyed how this book balanced multiple story lines. Along with Meg's and Lily's lives, a fairytale about a changeling girl - written by Vera and Lily, studied by Meg, and read to Meg's daughter Sally - is woven throughout the different plots. The symbolism in the tale is cleverly tied to multiple characters and events throughout the book.
An intricate blend of mystery, art, family, love and fantasy Arcadia Falls is an interesting and complex book. The ending resolved a little too quickly but brought satisfying conclusions to multiple mysteries and lingering questions. Carol Goodman knows how to weave an intriguing tale and Arcadia Falls will enchant readers of many genres.