I enjoyed reading this novel, and am now heading towards little bit of a Siri Mitchell "kick." I was entertained by her sense of humor and lithe descriptions of personalities and historic environs. I also appreciate the irony in the juxtaposition of Siri's description of her fashionable debutante. Clara is made to feel worthless, in spite of her brains and beauty, by the people who appear to value her the most~ the concept that no matter what she does it will never be enough, unless she succeeds in her quest for the heir. She learns the certainty that God loves us "Just as I am" ~ and that holds for the wealthy as well as the poor~ we all need Him equally, whether residing in a mansion or a tenement.
If you are looking for an interesting, romantic read with some history thrown in for good measure, this might be a good choice. She Walks In Beauty is published by Bethany House.