I really enjoyed this novel! The descriptions of life and times in those days were fascinating and I loved that pictures of buildings and famous tourist sites were included. The characters were interesting and very realistic and I especially relished the details of life in New York in 1907-08. Women were treated as second class citizens and denied basic rights that most of us take for granted today. Historical events were embedded in the narrative to enhance the story, such as the murder of Standford White by Harry Thaw (over his wife Evelyn Nesbit), the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, and the deadly influenza epidemic. I loved the comparison between then and now with the many changes that have attempted to erase the past of that wonderful city - New York!
I'd recommend this to anyone interested in the life and times of women during that period of history in New York. I hated to reach the conclusion of the story and wish it had gone on even longer.
Thank you to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for the eGalley copy for review.