An emotional and interesting portrait of a woman's experience during World War I. There are many reasons why Stella's character did what she did. The first half of the story is discovering just who she is and why she ended up where she was. The second half of the story deals with Stella's character trying to fix what mistakes she had made in the past. Stella is an amazingly independent women for the time. I enjoyed the first parts of the book more, where Stella is dealing with her memory loss issues, talking with Dr. Bridge and drawing. The scenes where Stella is driving an ambulance during the War are exciting and the scenes where Stella is being treated for what we now know as PTSD are insightful. After Stella recovers her memory, which happens very suddenly, the story turns to rehashing her past and a custody battle for her children. While all of the court scenes shine a light on a woman's issues at the time, it did have a bit of a disconnect with the rest of the book.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.