If you are familiar with and enjoy Cartland's charming and innocent writing, you will find nothing lacking in this one. "Dame" Cartland is one of the most prolific writers of the 20th century and though admittedly, her romances are extremely clean and very innocent (read: her novels will seem more like a primer for young girls on deportment, almost written to be "proof" to her young readers that "good girls" will always win the most desirable man in the long run), hers are stories written in a different age and it shows.
In my opinion, her heroes and heroines hail from the best of fairy tales and never fail to make my heart sigh. Would that any girl not aspire to such perfection?
In the Saint and the Sinner, our strong (stubborn?) heroine shines with her intelligent albeit innocently executed practice of "letting her equally stubborn hero think her brilliant ideas were actually his." How very clever and entertaining! As well, we see that our hero, who seems at first to be completely lacking in redeeming qualities is allowed to shine in the end thanks in much to our faithful heroine. If you know and love Cartland, this long novella will not disappoint.
As an aside, I was quite fortunate to download this book when it was offered for free. I see now that the book is $4+ and find that price quite abominable for a novella that I completed in one sitting. Price is so subjective, though, so if you're familiar with Cartland (her stories are typically this length) and love her innocence as much as I do, it may be worth it. For me, miser that I am, I hardly think it's fair.