I have read most of Ms. Bank's books and I have liked/loved most. I went into this book looking forward to her style in the historical genre. This book was perhaps one of the worse books I have read. At first I honestly thought I had read it before, but as a Julie Garwood book. Scene after scene I called based on other books I had read.I finally just could not finish the book, thus the one star. If I wanted to have read a Julie Garwood book (who I love) I would have read one.Other people seem to have liked this book, so maybe it was just a case of different tastes.