This is a fascinating read. I gave this book to a friend at a small Christmas gathering this year. After she opened her gift (this book), I picked it up and couldn't put it down, to the point that she yelled "stop reading that book!" I borrowed it for a few days, read it cover to cover, and gave it back to my friend. You will enjoy reading the short stories of many legendary couples. It's an interesting study in romance as well as an exploration into the various cultures and norms during the time of the courtships. I'm going to order one for myself.