Caro's earlier books in the series were a joy to read; very well written and memorable. Thus I was very excited to find the latest addition to the series. But this volume is a huge disappointment. Barely readable. Sentences are way too long and convoluted. Far too many times I have to go back to the beginning of a long sentence to remember the predicate, or re-read the sentence several times. Each sentence is like a paragraph. And the most frustrating aspect is that the convolution is a result of far too many pointless details. I also find myself skipping ahead hoping to find an end to the rambling.