INDIGO SKY is the poignant tale of a spirited young married woman, Leila, who faces a difficult decision: live constrained by the rules and expectations of her Victorian society, or follow her heart to happiness. Her husband (a drug addict) has betrayed her; her waspish mother seeks to dominate her; and the only person who truly makes her feel alive is forbidden territory: Rork Millburn, the handsome artist who heroically saves her life. I felt deeply for Leila's desperate plight, and I cheered for her courageous determination to live as a free spirit in an age when female non-conformists were cruelly shunned by society -- or brutally repressed by their disapproving relatives.
Like the hero in this story, the author, Gail Ingis, is an artist, making her a connoisseur of visual detail. Throughout INDIGO SKY, she literally paints with words. For instance, the Catskill Mountains come alive in all their breathtaking glory through Ingis's gift of vivid verbal description.
If you enjoy immersing yourself in historical detail, you will thoroughly enjoy Ingis's writing.