The protagonist in one of the most unlikable characters I've ever encountered. She is shallow, self absorbed, and vapid. I felt her attachment to the house and the way in which she resisted the change to be completely lackluster and devoid of any real emotion. A petulant brat who basically pouted when things didn't go her way, and a terrible mother to boot. I love history and have studied architecture, yet felt no real emotion from this read. Totally disappointing.