I, like another reviewer,also found with this book the more I read the less I cared. There are two Charlottes in the book, a friend of the mother of the younger one. The 'aunt'Charlotte character got more distant and unlikeable as I got further into the book. The young Charlotte was a puzzle. The natural uncle of the young Charlotte, Moose started off well and then the character changed. There was so much 'navel gazing' and pravacating in the book I switch off as reading it annoyed me as it went all over the place.I'm very glad to say I got this as a free ebook away from Amazon so I don't begrudge buying it and I'm very happy to admit I gave up on it three quarters of the way through. Life's too short to devote my time to something I can't enjoy reading.