A hero who is NOT the king's favored man? A widowed heroine who is NOT an eighteen year-old teenager? Both caught up in the vagaries of history NOT self-produced misunderstandings? This book was a joy to read cover-to-cover. On the strength of the main characters and plot, it would have gotten a 5-star, but there were a few minor plot inconsistencies and hurried segues that an alert editor should have caught, and a strangely rushed denouement that left vague dissatisfaction, having been preceded by so much glorious detail. Still, the story of Tre and Jane is compelling. Definitely worth time invested in its reading. Don't miss Juliana Garnett's "The Scotman" either.
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