I just couldn't do it. I picked this book up because the setting sounded awesome. Seriously, how often do I get to find a book set in 1918 Liberia? I was interested in the time and place, but the characters just ruined this book for me. The hero seemed kind of lifeless, and the heroine...where do I start? She's an odd mix of competent doctor and TSTL twit, she has a huge chip on her shoulder and even when she has no idea what she's talking about(which is often since she has just arrived in a country about which she knows almost nothing), she has to argue about it anyway. After several chapters of this, I gave up.