A wonderfully unique story set in the "gilded age".
When reading any historical work, be it HF or HR, I want to feel swept into the era as well as into the characters' lives. This story does not disappoint. I felt an immediate connection and empathy with Dora as she struggled to make her new life work and to find her "place" in upper class society and rooted for her as she came into her own.
The author's prose is lovely, research impeccable, and execution excellent.