" Not George Eliot's masterpiece, though a highly enjoyable read. The plotting is quite slow, and the novel's best moments are Eliot's observations and descriptions of interior life. There is quite a bit of action, especially in the latter half, but most of it happens off the page. I hate to admit this, but it was much easier for me to visualize the mechanics and relationships of estate landlords and the squires now that I've started watching Downton. "
— Michelle, 2/8/2014