I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the author. And I couldn’t be more glad that I did!
Set in 1895, Mildred had no idea that when she left for town that day, that things in her life would change. Mildred was well known in town, mostly for the fact that she was the most wealthy person in town, and helped people without thinking about what was in it for her. But she was also known for being ridiculed about her looks, mostly by one specific person. When news came across the wires about Oscar Wilde’s conviction for being caught in a sexual act with another man, Mildred knew things would not be the same. Living with Edra, a cousin whom she helped out in rough times, but came to be so much more than a cousin, Mildred and Edra had to find a way to hide their relationship from the nosy busy-bodies in town. When Charley, a local man, loses his wife, Mildred is sure she has found a way to divert attention. But as luck would have it, things always seem to go from bad to worse. This book is so beautifully written. I felt for the characters. It shows that being bullied isn’t just a “new age” type of thing. It has gone on for so many years, in so many ways. And sometimes the only thing you need to get you through rough times, is a true friend. I honestly believe this book proves that. Its amazing. I would recommend it to anyone.