This was a beautifully written book. The narratives transport you to another place, and I was captivated many times by the use of her words.
But, honestly, the book just did not hold my attention. Evidence: it took me almost two months to read it. I felt the story basically went nowhere, and was incredibly predictable. Being a mother, I usually feel strong emotions when I read books about children and parenthood, but I did not connect with the characters at all. I don't know what it was - perhaps Edwards was so focused on the narrative that the characters were lost.
I give this book a 2.5/5, because it was beautifully written, but the character development and storyline severely lacked.