I liked this book a lot, but somehow felt like it wound itself up too fast at the end. Almost like Jane had a deadline and decided to wrap it all up in a couple pages. Given how long things took to unfold, it ended up feeling unbalanced to me. I had seen the movie and only remembered scattered scenes--I sort of understood that in reading the book, since the plot didn't seem to have quite the punch of some of her other novels. Still, I'm glad I read it.