Follow Your Heart
Subtle overlaps of the stories entice the reader to believe that the past is not dead but alive and breaking through every now and again.
Both time periods have strong female characters that get caught up in the conventions of the day. A woman’s role in 1929 was subservient to her father or husband. “I’ll take care of you until you get married then it will be your husband’s responsibility.” Trying to break out of the traditional roles required guts and determination.
Present day sees marriage as the fulfilment but what will you do if convention silences your muse?