I devoured this book—all I wanted to do is sneak away and read another chapter. Sometimes I don‘t like the current-day story as much as the historical part in this type of historical fiction, but it totally worked in this book. I LOVED it!
It‘s hard when the protagonist of your story is unlikeable—but it appears that Lydia was in fact a pretty awful person and to write this story, this retelling of Branwell Brontë‘s affair with his employer‘s wife, that had to come out. I found the details in the story fascinating even if the novel felt a little slow at times. If you‘re interested in the Brontës, I recommend this.