This book is wonderful. I personally really enjoy historical fiction. In addition I have a thing for books playing out in the southern states of the US. This book definitely fit my bill.
Josie is a strong woman, although she doesn't seem to be too aware of it most of the time. She is lovable, strong with the ability to be afraid and trying to find her way in life.
All the characters are genuine real people. The best part is that the author isn't afraid to make her characters real bad guys, and she doesn't get anyone off easy.
I really recommend this book for anyone who wants to read about a thriving world in 50s New Orleans, with well formed characters with depth.