I guess you could say this was not my favorite of this author . It was a tedious read for me and the character development could have been a lot better in my opinion . I have read other books by this author in which she did a much better job than this one . Sorry but I don't think I liked this one as much as her others . Of course now I have read other folks blogs that said they liked this one . Maybe the other ones were more well written . I have to say I loved the cover on this book it looks very English countryside if you will . I wish I could say something else nice but it is just not there for me the way her others are and were .