I really enjoyed this book, it is one that I often re-read. This is a book deeper than some of the other romances you might read. It has rich descriptions and I loved the way the cultures mix and clash. We get a full understanding of how it must feel to be captured by a conquering army and not understand your place.The only thing that was hard for me to get through was the first person. I always hate first person, it makes me hard to picture it like a movie in my head. It certainly makes you have to hope that what our main character sees and tells us is accurate.