I looked forward to reading this after "Lilac Girls" and it did not disappoint in the characters of strong women during the time of WW1 and especially what was happening in Russia. I really do not like reading chapters about one character and then the next but that seems to be popular now. I felt like I learned a lot about a different part of the war and the characters were very interesting, am anxiously awaiting the next book. I also am wondering why the Spanish flu was not mentioned since it caused such a dramatic loss of life and there was quite a bit of illness and nursing in the book. Each of the three main characters were so enigmatic I was sad to say good bye.