I loved READING THE SIGNS immediately. Twenty-three-year-old linguist Theo De Jong meets mature Alfonso Grossman while studying for six weeks in New Mexico. The story is a beautiful example of a simple thing done exceptionally. There was a heart-fluttering romance between delightful people and essentially no angst. The bright New Mexico setting, the careful way the men spoke in various languages including ASL and Dutch sign language. It all added layers to the charm and chemistry of the characters. Highly recommended.