I found this an undemanding read, despite the abuse suffered by the heroine, Grace, as she did not seem a particularly credible character. At times terribly naive and unbelievably good, she seemingly gave into temptation easily and with little soul-searching, despite extensive bible studies.
The romance element was rather perfunctory and wrapped up very quickly: in fact very little space was given over to the man Grace loved so he lacked any depth.
Many of the secondary characters were more interesting people, Grace's Aunt Gertie and an elderly neighbour especially.
The story was written in simple language and both narrative and dialogue were liberally sprinkled with hackneyed phrases but the story rattled on at a good pace and was engaging throughout.