The first thing you need to remember is that Yvonne is a Courtesan. Not a Whore. Not a Prostitute. Not a Slave. A Courtesan. Got that? Good.Yvonne likes living in Paris and being something of a free spirit. She also likes calling Marcel her Master and following his instructions. But really only on her terms. She obeys but she hasn't really submitted.So she gets sent off on adventure. A train trip to Marseilles. A whole series of events that really change her outlook on things. And then her time at the house.In the end, I felt like this was a modernized version of The Days at Florville - it has a lot of the same elements but Lindsey added the biggest thing the original lacked - an actual plot. If you read here to the end, and you haven't read it yet be forewarned, though, that it doesn't have a happy ending. Or at least not what I would count as one.