I was worried, I will admit. What could you possibly have to add to such a perfect first book? And what a state Louisa was in. Such a wretched fate you gave her. But she's a fighter, and despite all the misery she never really gives in - and life keeps living after all.
This second book is not as gripping as the first. It's not as romantic. And for some reason I had the strangest flash of deja vu two times throughout the book. I've not been able to figure out what certain passages reminded me off, but I really did feel like I reread something I'd read before - except I obviously haven't. However, those particular parts are something seen before in books/films so that's probably it. What's really brilliant about this book is Lou's perseverance. Her strength. Her love. Her willpower. Once again Jo, may I call you that?, you write an amazing gripping story that I couldn't possibly put down till the last page had been read. Thank you for that. Thank you for telling us what came before - and what happens after.