I thought the story line was great, and in some ways,
I liked the 2ndary story line (about the former alcoholic &
the once upstairs maid) just as well, if not better.
The only thing I did not like in this book was the heroine's
thoughts on what she would do if she were to find out she
was pregnant ... would she visit The Blue House for an
abortion? Her thinking was way ahead of her time, but this
really bothered me. She loved Will enough to marry him as long
as he loved her back, but she would not consider having his baby
out of wedlock? Then later in the book, he interprets what he
thought she said as her feeling that she was not really pregnant.
Also, I got a bit tired of Will at times, his attitude of
his campaign coming first at all costs, of not having a wife
so his campaign would come first in his life, etc. Even
stubborn Charisma got past her attitude of being single forever.
It took him till the very last pages of the book to realize, let
along admit, he loved the chit. Oh, brother!
But really, it is a very good book. On a scale of 1-10, I'd give
it about a 9.7. Most definitely good reading.