I thought the ending was a fit tribute to the 3 main characters and how they handled the negative fallouts of their unexpected divorces. It started off slightly slowly and definitely negatively for the protagonist. She fit my caricature of the artiste with little to lean on practically when needed. The author certainly made this assumption an incredulous and unbelieving one as the story unfolded. As anyone who would b e thrown into the chasms of despair, it took the psychological factors as developed individually and shown clearly by the somewhat least equipped character who actually had the most enduring fortitude and encouraged most of the others. I enjoyed and will probably read another of this author's in 3 to 6 months.