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5.0 out of 5 stars
Enjoyed every single word., 23 Aug 2007
This is one of those books that will stay with you forever. I read it after seeing it on the R&J show and dutifully bought a copy to form my own opinion and I just loved it. From the very beginning, I was captivated, and I love the emotion the author manages to inject into the events.
The characters are quite beautiful and very memorable. Grace was especially interesting to read about and through her eyes. The insight into what it must be like to conceal such an enormous secret for your whole life is incredible. This book made me wonder about my own dear grandmother, and what mysteries she has taken to her grave with her.
More than this though, as a comment on social change in that period, I found the book particularly interesting, as it was an era of such change and revolution that affected everyone - rich, poor, male or female.
The ending is neat and makes me so hungry for a sequel. I want to know more of this family and their dark secrets and their decline!