Plot: This is an engaging story which is more than just a romance: it's also a captivating period piece with a likable hero and inventive storyline that unfolds at a steady pace but is still rich with detail.
Prose/Style: The author is a skilled writer with strong command of language and a particular expertise with period language, setting, and customs. The prose flows naturally and allows readers to escape from the present day and immerse themselves in 19th-century life.
Originality: This is a creative and original work, with memorable characters and a distinctive plot.
Character Development/Execution: The author does a superb job with characterization, particularly with hero Pippa but also with secondary players.
Date Submitted: August 31, 2021