I wasn't impressed. I felt that Gutcheon underwhelming researched the time periods for the novel. For the subjects she obviously loved and knew about, such as sailing and boating, the description was rich, and drew me in. However, I had a hard time imagining the setting around both of the perspectives, and this lack in "world-building" made the novel fall flat.
The ghost story was not very climatic. The overall story seemed to waver between a ghost story vs. coming of age tale, and I think because of that indecision, there wasn't a clear message at the close.
Gutcheon writes well, but it is nothing extraordinary. The story moved forward, there wasn't anything that felt unnecessary, and I appreciate that.
Overall, it is a quick and easy read, it won't take you more than a day or two.