Equally gratifying is to hear you spell out the rationale in these terms:
The key to what makes this novel so gratifying is character.
What has been so gratifying is knowing – and seeing – the results of what would become a personal lifelong mission to spread the good word about hunting to other women while also doing my best to convince men that yes, women belonged beside them in the field.
And the people who are back here now are mostly eally determined to make this work, despite the obstactles, a certain gratifying stubborness at work.
To say homecoming was extremely gratifying is to infinitely understate the magnitude of feeling.