Pretty good, though I didn't like it as much as I thought I would. Dunno why. Partly it might be that reading about the racism just got me down -- I mean, of course, since it happened, it's good to have stories that record it truthfully, but I still found it depressing to read about. The other part is that I didn't feel I really knew the characters by the end of the novel; they felt strangely shallow.
That said, I totally got all :') over Hortense and Gilbert getting over their initial mutual dislike to love one another. I love "they are in an arranged marriage and then they fall in love!" stories.