I loved this book - and found myself transported to the small Caribbean island of St Thomas and to the grey streets of Paris. A little slow to start, but I was quickly transfixed by this lovely author. All the characters were wonderful, I could picture them all, and the ramshackle collections of homes they lived in, to the large lizard in the garden.
Rachel, the headstrong daughter dismissed by her stern mother and convinced to marry an older widower when just sixteen. Her own journey as a mother and then finding herself a mother to a son who wants to rebel against what is expected of him. A story as old as time, but still fresh and even though based on a true story it was just lovely. 4/5