I have read every book about the Cavendish family and loved them. This book held my interest from the first page till the last. This book had it all, great love, unhappy haunted hero, spies, murders, and history. Cory is so filled with love for everyone and the children haven't changed in all these centuries. I enjoyed Ms. Lynnford's Historical Notes at the back of the book. After all this time an author took time to explain the card game Cent and that it later became Piquet. After reading so many historical novels that had these card games in them, now I know. Ms. Lynnford has a talent for coming up with very different story lines as in "Lady Shadowhawk, training hawks and homing pigeons; Lord of Lightning has Margaret's bobbin lace works and all these family members are brought into this book too. The first book I read of the series and one I will never part with is " Firebrand Bride" and those fabulous horses. All of them are so interesting and I highly recommend this book too, I loved it.