This book was a complete waste of time. I should have quit a long time ago, but I won't lie - I did want to know how it ended. I grew very tired of the anti-feminist, traditional gender roles agenda, though. Women who didn't want children ended up pregnant and being happy with babies because of a dying woman's wish. None of them was single by the end. They couldn't be happy unless their lives were on a specific (marriage and babies) track. It became very old. I thought this story was sad and unnecessary. It may have been a true story or based on one anyway, but the story seemed so fake and overdone. Of course they were sad, but who says "mustn't" anymore?? Seriously. There was no main focus, and the point of the story didn't become evident until the middle or so. Just ridiculous.