i wanted to like this book more than i did. but i also wanted the main character to be stronger than she was, and have a better understanding of women and homosexuality. (while attracted to women she followed the times and relegated them to weak and meaningless roles, didn't believe in their power as beings.) probably too much to ask for her time period and class. an interesting read that i liked on the surface but liked less and less the more i thought/talked about it.