My sister told me that she had read two of Lesley Pearse's books and she really enjoyed them. I went for this one - I don't really know why - and I started reading it in anticipation of a real good read. I have to say that I was a bit disappointed. I enjoyed the why she writes, down to earth and not pompousely like some other authors I have read, but I kept hoping that there was going to be more to the tale, perhaps with a twist at the end, which sadly there wasn't. It is a large book, which I did finish, but looking back over it, nothing much really happens. As other reviewers said, it was rather predictable and there were a couple of cringe induced moments in there too. It hasn't put me off though - my sister tells me that Gypsy is a much better read, so here goes ..