I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. The title and cover seemed intriguing and I couldn’t wait to read it.
This book wasn’t exactly what I expected and yet I certainly wasn’t disappointed with it. The story is sorrowful as well as hopeful, and is really tastefully written. Klaber writes with a very refreshing style that fits very well with the historical-fiction genre. Things were described beautifully while still being simple and to the point. The author also wasn’t very explicit about certain relationships between characters, which was refreshing!
The characters themselves are fantastic! They are all very realistic (thank goodness, considering this is historical fiction) and are mostly all likeable. Even the antagonists in the story, while definitely not likeable, easily evoke strong emotions in the reader. The main character, Lucy or Joseph, is easy to relate to and understand, even if the reader hasn’t experienced what Lucy was going through.
Bottom Line: I would give this book 9/10 stars! This book was a beautifully written and refreshing story. I would highly recommend this book to any woman (or man) who enjoys historical fiction or stories about women who do what they want regardless of societies expectations.