This account of Lady Byron, who had the unusual luck to emerge whole from a disastrous marriage in the 19th century, and the two children she nurtured, should totally engross the reader. It did not engross this one. Lady Byron from her marriage to Lord Byron, and she supported the daughter born from Byron's affair with his half-sister. Ada, Lord Byron's daughter, had tremendous mathematical ability, to the point that she collaborated with Charles Babbage on some projects which paved the way for modern computers. She deserves her own book.
The author fails to show why Lady Byron deserves to stand front and center in a book, however competently written.