This is so very good.
It's entirely not what I expected, but Lehmann's writing is excellent. She's keen on pointing out aspects of morality that are not usually discussed in depth in books of the same time other than perhaps by cliche or an unspoken understanding of things.
I love the way that Lehmann writes about even serious things and yet still keeps a light tone.
When I started the book this morning, I thought I might have accidentally bought a romance novel, but I was soon cured of that notion. It's about relationships, but it is definitely lit fic.
I also bet it was quite shocking when it was first published.