This book was absolutely riveting. I give it 4/5.
The author is truly gifted, not just at writing but with her insights that were given throughout the book by way of the characters. I’ve written down many great quotes and aphorisms that I could apply to my life .The main theme that kept presenting itself to me was martyrdom but on a smaller scale. Most of the main characters had an intense desire to save other characters that they either couldn’t or shouldn’t. This theme is definitely relevant to my own life and finding myself in certain situations wanting to rescue others. I have some questions regarding spirituality also. Such as what could the daughter have done to give the ghost of her mother more power to interact with the physical realm?
The only reason that I didn’t give this book a 5-star rating was because the beginning was a very confusing until I spotted the pattern of flashes and real time events of the story being separate chapters and the dialogue/dialects in some chapters, I felt wasn’t true to the time period as a person very knowledgeable about history.