So the main character of this short story isn't Bess Crawford...and I'm finding a bit hard to care. Maybe that's horrible of me but I'm not really interested in Elspeth Douglas and the not terribly bright choices she's made along the way. I mean when French people are telling you to get the heck out of their country...you need to be on the first boat out. But no, she has to stay with her friend...and then proceeds to get in everybody's way as she suddenly must get back to England. She's engaged to marry someone without her family's approval yet likes another guy...seriously, this whole thing is a mess.
Though I have to respect her for getting her hands dirty and becoming a sister. I'm not sure I could have.