Well written and engaging but it would have been nice if it had a plot. Not sure if the male author is entirely convincing in his attempt to embody a female protagonist. All in all, it just seemed very adulatory towards moneyed people. The attitude seemed to be - once you have made it and have the maids and money, you can forget about where you came from and those you left behind. And is it just me, or is it very arrogant to append a bunch of questions about the novel (penned by the author) that a putative book group might wish to discuss?