One of the most fascinating aspects of the stories penned by this author is her ability to tell a multi-level tale that involves several different characters, each facing their own trials and tribulations but interacting with the rest of their circle. Very serious issues are addressed in these enjoyable tales which acknowledge the various limitations of the era yet provide an engaging tale of how various individuals react. It is wonderful to get glimpses of the progress in other relationships even as one is exposed to the worries about the risks of childbirth, the difficulty in overcoming the understandable overreaction of protective spouses/partners/family members, the dangers of either accepting the labels bestowed by society or finding the courage to contravene prevailing mores and strictures and other life-changing challenges. I love that the women in these tales are courageous enough to take a stand against their male-dominated society yet feminine enough to accept (and sometimes guide) the wonderfully intense attentions of the men in their lives. This is another delicious addition to a thought-provoking yet entertaining series and I hope to read more adventures of the extended Sinclair family in the future.