I liked this novel
I liked the slow drawing in of my interest and attention until I just had to finish it!
I liked the sisters, each different in their individual ways yet alike in their reverence of their family name and of withering customs, trying to protect both to the point of being ridiculous.
I liked the historical setting, the subtle blend between the private lives and the public tragedies destroying the world around them.
What I didn't like, or rather couldn't understand, was the abrupt ending. After having come so far, it was a huge letdown. But I'm guessing somethin must have happened with the author to make him desist from writing about this particular subject. And it's a real shame 🙁