With lots of expectations, I find this book kind of boring and vague. I was told this is a 1930's version of Jane Eyre, perhaps this is the reason for my disappointment. One simply cannot compare this with JE. Published 80 years after JE, this book even sounds more conservative, the so-called independence of the heroine is subjected to her married lover.
the other point is the sense of not belonging to any social classes /group, which is a common theme of JE and this book. However, I cannot see the heroine trying to work this out, and even suspect she in fact enjoys this kind of feeling. Fine if she does, and this could be beautiful, but elaboration is needed....Continua