Also known as Summer Devon. Chances are we've met online
Interesting comments over at that thread. I suspect the negative reviewer is one of those readers who freaks if the author commits a minor anachronism. (Like, what's that color that was only named after 1890 or something -- magenta?)
I love that kind of detail too -- so I don't begrudge that shit at all. And now I have to go look up magenta, damn you. I disagree with Wendy because it's about human nature, not facts. I've read a few bios of women who lived in sin--eccentric women were all over the place but people wouldn't talk about them, naturally. Way too scandalous. They weren't often from normal families, but neither was the heroine.