This plot driven narrative of her unfortunate fortunate and back and forth life did not go down well with me. I could not get into the main character. I had no interest in what would happen next. It bothered me deeply how manipulative she was, and at times I felt like screaming at the author "Get on with it!"
That said I bet this story would transfer to film well and I will probably look into the various versions made for TV etc.
Please feel free to tell me what you think in comments. Thank you.