Good historical fiction makes you believe you’re reading a wonderfully written biography. This book does just that. I knew absolutely nothing about Fanny Stevenson and now I want to learn more about the life she shared with Robert Louis Stevenson. Globe-trotting from France to California to the South Pacific, Fanny and RLS were always in search of either health or a great story and sometimes the found both! Fanny broke gender and moral norms as she marched to the beat of her own drummer. We should all be that brave.