I really, really enjoyed this book. I was expecting it to be a romance, and it is that, but so much more. Harvey has wonderful characters.
As we follow Rei Rei through her six incarnations, each one is real. Each one became someone I cared about, even identified with on some level. Harvey also manages to convey the time and place clearly.
I am unfamiliar with Japanese myths and legends and found the premise very unique. I questioned the awareness of the women of their fate in life, but what do I know of kitsune, incarnated or otherwise?
And foxes will never be "just" foxes to me again.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)