I read this many years ago when I read nothing but historical romance. I loved it. The only problem is that it feels like it leaves you hanging. I've read reviews on the other books in the series (which weren't out yet when I read this one) and I have decided that I'm not interested. From what I understand, it goes downhill. So although I did like this one, it does leave you hanging if you're unwilling to read the rest in the series.