I can't decide if I want to give it a 2 or a 3 star rating. I liked the story's concept and I liked the two characters. Virginia is a widow whose husband and family were cruel and abusive. She has little love for them and has to confront a cousin who was named trustee of her son's inheritance. I can't put my finger on what has me dissatisfied about this book. The plot is well developed and so is Virginia and Simon's character. I guess that there are so many threads to deal with and other characters that they eroded a sense of cohesiveness that you got from other aspects of the story rather than intertwined threads.