I enjoyed this book, other than the monotonous details at times, the story was fun and kept moving at a good pace. I loved the setting of New York throughout the 40s and beyond. I enjoyed the description of New York in war time and the toll it took on the city and those who stayed behind. I loved her alternative life choices and how she allowed herself to be who she truly was! Ultimately, this is a love story, but not in the traditional sense.