Just another GR refugee. Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.
This is a book that attempts to do a great deal in less than 350 pages.
Part of it is a fictional intellectual biography of a Victorian woman, who on becoming a widow takes up an interest in classical Greece. This I found interesting, and she had a nice narrative "voice."
Another part is about her relationships with three men, two romantic, and one in retrospect, with her dead husband. This is not as successful.
And a third part is a very Victorian melodrama about antiquities smuggling. Here, I regret to say, I deduced the villain very early.
On the other hand, I must say that I was amused by a heroine whose first rebellion against a controlling mother was to read Lady Audley's Secret!