As somebody who doesn't read a lot, or really any, period fiction I wasn't expecting to like this much as book as I did. It was really a wonderful read, and written in a way that made it a very easy read as opposed to the heavy going, typical period stuff I was expecting. It's a brilliant novel to lose yourself in, transporting you to a different time so effortlessly and with lovely desription and attention to detail to make that world complete. The characters were juicy and drew you in, leaving you attatched to the relationships they formed with each other. I'd highly recommend this book to people wanting to try something new, in a non-intimidating way.