I finally read (actually listened to) all of this book for the first time. For me, it falls into the category of books like Portrait of a Lady and House of Mirth. I get much too worked up about Tess and Isabelle and Lily, and Anna and Emma and plenty of others. But I love the books. Despite their sometimes incredibly stupid decisions, and at other times the horribly unfair things that happen to them, I love them.