This was definitely an eye opening read for me. I am familiar with Mark Twain's novels but not the man himself or his personal life. He was definitely a very complex man and all too human with his good and bad qualities. I thought the author did a wonderful job with showing Mark Twain as a very talented and flawed man. The novel details (very delicately) the relationship between Twain and his secretary Isabel Lyon and the mystery of their parting. It is obvious that Lynn Cullen did a lot of research with diaries, and letters and it shows in this exquisite novel. It would really appeal to anyone interested in one of most revered authors of our time, and also those who like love stories especially doomed ones. I will definitely be reading more by this author.
Four out of Five Stars