I really loved this book. The writing style, the story, the characters. All of it. There were no drawn out misunderstandings. No dramatic, over-written, evil character to constantly show up and interfere with our couple. It was so refreshing to read this after all of the historical romances I've read recently that we're just variations of the old formula with new annoying characters. Well done Julie Garwood. I only wish I would have found your works sooner. I was captivated and entertained from the moment little four year old Judith set her eyes on Frances Catherine.