This book could have been so great . The long winded narrative killed this book for me and made it painful to continue to read . I could not even find one character to like and that my dear friends is sad ,truly sad . I was so looking forward to this book being good but no it was not so spare yourself the agony and skip this one . I hope Ms Walker does a better job on her next book because frankly this one was a dud and the publisher and editor should have let her know that before putting it on the shelf . I give it 3 stars out of five and that is being generous .