This book was recommended to me by a friend and am I ever glad that she did! You know I've enjoyed the book if I finish it and read the acknowledgements and author bio. I loved Vivian with my whole heart. What a unique character! I laughed and I cried reading this book. I did not know that the author wrote Eat, Pray, Love and I think I am glad that I didn't as it may have coloured my perception of the book. I really really enjoyed it and would recommend it to any feminist historical fiction readers out there.