I felt such sorrow for both the mother and the daughter in this highly entertaining book. A mother who was part of a nationwide scandal, who in MHO was sent to the called out and sent to the guillotine even though she was not the only person engaged in this scandal. However, that does seem to be real life. And, a daughter dealing with her mother's (hidden to her) past as it involves her and her beginnings.
I sped through this book, an enjoyable, entertaining and sometime irritable (some characters and the pointed fingers) story.
I also think this would make a great YA, which it may already be, but I enjoyed it and read it as an adult book.
Thanks to Algonquin Books and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.