A worthy slot-in in the Intertwined Souls Series. A microscope into the lives of Eva and Zoe as they are getting on their feet in the very strange Australian culture in Sydney. Zoe getting into a psychological brawl and battle of wills with a very stroppy co-tenant in the apartment block they share while she and Eva are working out how to negotiate their forbidden relationsbip in a society that sees it as unnatural, makes for a dramatic story. The devrlopment of the feud and subsequent friendshipship between Zoe and Mabel is marvellous. Two similar characters butting heads until the breakthrough. This was an era of worldwide upheaval and the move from Europe to australia of Eva and Zoe along with large numbers of migrants with war experiences and battle scars provides a fascinating backdrop. i did think some of the connections pushed my "too much of a coincidence" button. Though it can be read seperately i advise reading the series first. it will be easier to grasp the myriad relationships.