I am so sad to not be able to rave about this book! Like another reader, I usually finish Julie's books quickly. I started this one several times and finally wanted to finish it when I reached the half way point. The only characters I liked were the romantic interests of the two main characters, as well as Mercy. Jane's naivety was frustrating and even after she started to "woman up"' she was weak. I couldn't believe she never confronted Patrick, after finding out what a cad he was! The descriptions of Thora in the first part of the book made me unable to view her as an attractive woman, inside or out, in the last half as she softened. Both women lack a mature faith. Maybe redemption comes in future books. It seems obvious Rachel and Mercy will be the focus of the next books in the series. Since I have read all of Julie's books, I will read them and hope there is more interesting and believable plots in the series. Her strength is exploring a different occupation, often unique, in each book. She has incredible knowledge about the Regency era. For me, this book would be near the bottom if I ranked her books.