First of all, let me say, I loved it. The main character Aemilia, is a seventeen year old whose mother has recently died....Aemilia impresses us with her compassion, sense of duty, generosity and willingness to work very hard with little to no gratitude, much less compensation.
The book takes several turns which I will not ruin for you but let me assure you that it kept my interest and all day long I looked forward to returning to its pages at night. I was sorry to see the book end and found the ending mostly satisfying, though like life, less than perfect.
I strongly recommend this book and would say it is appropriate for young ladies and gentleman 15 years and older and their parents of course. This would be a great Christmas gift, Confirmation gift for your Confirmandi or addition to a High School Curriculum. --Latin Mass Network