I have to give it to Phil Rickman - Merrily and her daughter Jane are so beautifully drawn and written. Merrily finds herself caught in a rather confusing web of lies, half truths, and secrets. The problem is her job is on the line. Luckily for her, she has the help of Sophie (I love Sophie).
Rickman not only tackles religion, teen love (go Jane), adult love, Welsh pride, and the whole question of gypsy belief in one book. Not to mention the whole bit about stories, legends, and tales.
The book does start out a bit slow - but the ending sequence of events is brilliant.
It is so nice to read a book where the majority of women get along and are not in competition with each other. The expectation is Howe, but you do those outliers.
Lol comes into his own in this book too.