Having enjoyed nearly all of Ms. Lindsey's work, I was vastly disappointed with _A Gentle Feuding_. It seemed to be missing a bit of the polish I usually associate with Johanna Lindsey's books. It was not as descriptive as I would have liked. I much prefer being transported to new and wonderful places through the words of an author. Lindsey usually accomplishes this commendably but her talent for the descriptive was missing in this book. Also, the characters were shallow, not well developed and came off flat. Sheena seemed preoccupied with her looks, almost to the point of being narcissistic. I didn't like her attitude toward her sisters at all. She repeatedly stated that they are plain and that she is everyone's favorite, trying unsuccessfully to cover up her superficiality by bemoaning how her looks are such a burden. It just gave me the impression of someone who was entirely too full of herself. Granted, the sisters are not all that pleasant, but one has to wonder if this doesn't stem from the fact that Sheena boasts of her better looks and that she is quite certain she is the favorite of everyone she meets. I would rather a beautiful heroine not be aware of her beauty. Jamie, I'm sad to say, is not much better. He's also full of himself and even seems to have an underlying cruelty. He comes across as hard, unyielding and arrogant. By the end of the book I didn't really care what happened to either of them but I did feel that they deserved each other. If you're looking to find Lindsey at her best, try the Viking trilogy, the Malory saga, or the Ly-San-Ter series. This receives three stars only because it is Lindsey and the fact that everyone is entitled to an off day.