This was a speedy, engaging read .. a good book for a journey, the beach, or while in the sun, bird song all around. I can’t remember why I bought it, probably read a review somewhere but no regrets. Every so often a light read just suits me –this had strong characters, the contexts felt authentic –woman’s suffrage, war, cricket, repression, depression … lots in there, all background for what was essentially a love story. And a well written one. I now feel refreshed, reading wise, to begin reading something more demanding … a good feeling to have.