One of the main reasons we write is to express ourselves, share a message, teach a lesson, or in some cases learn a lesson ourselves. It's this connection to the reader that is the biggest compliment, and brings the biggest joy of writing.
So yes, in every story I weave, it is my goal to enchant you, draw you into my story, and keep you up into the late hours of the night. I want you to feel the struggles, trudge through the pain, and be delighted with the growth and triumph of my characters... I want you to say the same thing as my daughter... "This is the best book ever!"