Surprisingly good and relatively free from the usual sexist, antisemitic, racist comments common to this period of writing. Deals intelligently with the lives of several women caught between convention, lack of education/training and self realization in the late 19th century.
Wow. Good potential for a great story but never hits it's mark. Too much information withheld from the main character and so much secrecy that I've lost interest but will finish it because I always finish the books I start.....no matter how painful it can be sometimes. The editing is some of the worse I've come across making the story hard to follow at times. My recommendation to someone thinking about reading this book would be to not bother with it. I just learned that the story continues in another book. It'll have to continue without me. :-(