Mostly I liked this, though I was disappointed to find out it was just a novella and not a full-length novel (I'll have be more careful about what I buy on Amazon), and I personally think it would have worked better as a novel. I loved the setting and the historical period, but on the whole the characters and their relationship just felt too rushed to be really believable. As a result, it felt more like their relationship was based more on sex than love. I would really like to read a full-sized novel set in this historical period and will look for more. I enjoyed the author's writing style, so I'll look for more work by her, preferably novel-length.