As a fan of Garwood's for many years, when I saw her break from traditional romance I wasn't sure how I felt about it. In the end it was a vey good thing that I read it out of loyalty anyway, because Garwood is just simply a great writer IMO. My tastes were evolving at the same time as her writing, and it was a great way for me to slowly get into other genres. I haven't read this recently enough to give a detailed review, but as all of her works, this is a well told story as well as a well written one. I highly recommend this author and her works.