“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”
Solid 4 stars. One thing I really loved about this book, and well-done historical fiction in general, is that I can learn about history in such an enjoyable way. Granted, the subject matter isn't all rainbows and daisies, but I really enjoyed learning about what life was like for the every day woman in this time period. Although I enjoyed all of the information in this book, it was actually very disturbing too. I was struck by how much the legal system has evolved, as well as the tremendous weight that women (as well as many other groups of people) have historically had to endure.