Two stories, Annabelle’s beginning in 1935 and Pepper’s in 1966 that become linked via a black Mercedes 1936 Roadster. Pepper has restored the Roadster that Annabelle used to escape Germany. Beatriz is a wonderful storyteller and the novel blends both stories well. I never knew till the end which man finally became Annabelle’s long-term husband – I just had to keep reading to discover how it all ends. Not everything is tied up by the end of the novel, but that was not necessary, as I am left to create my own endings for Annabelle and Pepper. A very enjoyable story.