This story can be read without the others in the Turner Series, though I highly recommend them. It also shows how women have both more and less freedom to choose their paths in life during this time period. Molly and Alice are both trapped by financial circumstances, but their ability to share a room is no cause for suspicion.
Their enforced close quarters creates a growing attraction that develops into a friendship before evolving into anything more. Molly gives Alice the confidence to take back a measure of control in her life, and Alice accepts Molly’s history along with her current status. I delighted in the women’s connection, though I wish Molly had experienced more character growth along with Alice.
A sweet story not to be missed by fans of this author. (Bonus points for bisexual representation that is not used as a source of conflict!)