After her mother's suicide, Abbie Myers returns home to the Lake District with her young child - and no wedding ring. Estranged from her turbulent family for many years, Abbie is heartbroken when she hears that they blame her for this tragedy. Determined to uncover her mother's past, Abbie approaches her beloved grandmother, Millie, in search of answers. The old woman reveals the story of how she travelled to Russia in 1911 as a young governess and became caught up in the revolution.
I concur that the basic language, poor scene setting and triviality of this book got very annoying after the first two hours of listening. I just didn't feel any depth of character and any sense of setting. Very stereotyped and lightweight.