Some books are best heard than read. It's the way my attention can wonder away and back but still understanding the story. It suits my present mood too, which craved the equivalent of potato chip in books. The story itself was interesting. I couldn't warm up to Charity (what a name!) until almost the end of the book when she finally has a purpose in life that was not herself. I would like to be able to say that it was a sad love story, but it was so one-sided. I wouldn't call it a truly sad story either since Charity didn't exactly end up living the rest of of life in poverty and misery, in fact, I can imagine her life just starting getting better, not only financially but also in quality.