An enjoyable 'period' novel, with just enough 'intrigue' to keep you hooked. The tension never got to the level of those old gothic novels, but it was definitely enough to raise your curiosity. I quite enjoyed it. The Christian content was present, but very understated, though. I thought it could have had a bit -more- to build up the reader. But yeah. Had some problem with the 'hero'. Nothing about him made me, as the reader, care about him. He acted like a jerk through most of the book, and one has to wonder what the heroine saw in him. One of the few books I've read where the hero could be replaced easily by any one of a million others.