I honestly wasn't sure how I would feel about this book as I'm typically not a lover of historical fiction. However, the mix of historical and contemporary fiction was very appealing. I am still amazed at how much I am thinking about the characters and what they went through. Their feelings were so tangible. When I wasn't reading I was thinking about them and what might happen next. I couldn't sleep for thinking about it. I feel like I lost a friend to Paris when I finished it! I will definitely be adding this book to my own collection and will continue reading Jennifer Donnelly's books.