A story that speaks to us of modern times, while set in the 1800’s. I loved that this book reminded us that same sex relationships have been around forever. Unfortunately, fear of our differences and bigotry of all sorts have also been with us forever. The story centers around two women who love each other and have to hide their love for fear of losing their lives. But it also covers bigotry in so many of its ugly forms. The use of Oscar Wilde’s personal history sets the story in time, and the author’s clever use of quotes from the famous writer set the tone for each chapter. A carefully crafted tale that is sure to make us think. Highly recommended!