This was a very easy quick read. I loved the way that history was woven throughout the story. The hysterics surrounding Oscar Wilde’s relationship with a man causes Mildred to create a relationship with a man that just lost his wife. Her lover and friend Edra has always relied on Mildred to take care of her and protect her.
Mildred is the richest way in town. This story explores same sex relationships and the historical persecutions of them, the power of rich, and gossipy “tea tattlers.” The town busy bodies keep the fear of being discovered palpable throughout this book. There are very interesting side stories about the town women and histories as well.
Interesting and fun book to read.