Beautiful example of lushly written historical fiction. It seemed that in every scene, the author found a gentle way to balance the human, emotional details of each character, along with a subtle depth in environmental detail. This is the key to placing the reader in a stifling servant’s kitchen, covered in flour, or on a lush sofa in a room illuminated by lamplight.
I loved the intertwining story lines of the different characters in the book. This book has everything, a beautiful historical setting, romance, second chances, and mystery. I laughed and cried as I made my way through the pages. At the end of the book I knew the story was ending but I wanted more.