" I really wanted to like this book. I had hopes it would combine two subgenres I am in favour of - historical fiction written by people who really know their history and historical fiction full of bodice ripping and hand-wringing. While I have no major complaints about the history or the sex in the book, the fiction was a real problem. The plots were poorly paced, characters felt made up as they went along, with no motivation, and terrible dialog. The book's epistolary style was awkward; the long letters the heroine wrote were too long to be believable. The ending was flat as a pancake. I would give these author's another read - perhaps with one book under their belts and a more diligent editor their next book will be better fiction. "
— Autumn, 1/29/2014