I actually liked this more than I thought I would. Even after people told me over and over I would like it, I still wasn't sure because Historical Fiction, just isn't my favorite genre. Well the book has a good start and then all the complications and conflicts just make it that much better. I was also surprised to how much I liked all the descriptions of that era. It painted a really good picture in my head, and made it that much easier to like the book.I'm actually looking forward to reading the sequel! Thanks to Hillary for providing me with this copy!