Chamberlain is a faultless and very skilled writer when it come to emotion, but it seems this romance story was just ticking off the diversity and feminism and social issues checklist with a load of cardboard/cookie cut characters which made it predictable.
What makes it original is the back drop of the polio epidemic, but a lot of it is just a Nicholas Sparks type story with a diverse cast list and a happy ending or worse better grade Harlequin Mills and Boons romance. Yeah. Whatever. Just one up from my normal harlequin mills and boons book.
Great writing, tight plot but the story that is slightly predictable. I was able to guess the reveals and twists early on but it is Chamberlain’s plotting skills and timing rather than the story that keeps the you reading.