This book is historical fiction set in Philadelphia in the early 1900s. From the first page, this book pulled me in. I loved reading from each character's perspective of what was happening to each of them. I did not know that much about Spanish flu, and had no idea it was such a factor in the lives of Americans and especially Philadelphia. I felt the author really made me feel in the story and become a part of their world in Philadelphia in that time period. This is a novel about overcoming tragedy, hardship and even death to loved ones. It will tug at your heartstrings and you will shed a tear as you come to love each of the characters and cheer for them. I could not put this book down and did not want it to end. Definitely 5 stars for this one.