I enjoyed reading this book very much. It's a great story, well told, with a satisfying ending.
The main character, Mary, is strong, resilient and independent, far from perfect and I felt a lot of sympathy towards her. Jackie is likable and roguish.
I don't like either this title or the original title. If this book had been called "The Wife of Freedom" when I first looked at it, I probably would have thought 'romance' and wouldn't have bought it. Actually, I hesitated over reading it with the original title, too. The blurb above pulled me in.
(reviewed 62 days after purchase)