This is a Marmite book. You will either love it or hate it. I loved it. Loved the main character, the time slips, the odd changes, the love and pain she felt. I have read reviews saying it was confusing in the manner it was laid out but I'd disagree. If you are reading a book and not just skimming words, it's not hard at all. I could really get a feel for the people in the book. Loved the father...scowled at the mother. Loved the period covered in the war. ADORED the aunt. Please don't be put off by negative reviews. Give the book a chance.