It is so nice to stumble upon a writer who gives free reign to their imagination, and comes up with an original plot. The premise for this story is refreshing and well thought out. Unfortunately, thus saying, I felt that there are many weak points in the book itself. (Which is why I have only giving it a 3 star rating).
The writing style is simple, with no complex dialogue. Honor and Dom both question the world around them, and ponder deep thoughts, but it comes across as elementary. Dom is depicted as the Renaissance man, of which there is no doubt that he is, but the portrayal seemed oversimplified. It is as if the author used the basic facts of what it meant to live in that time as a description, as opposed to actually getting into the character's head and living in that time. They are obviously two intelligent people, but I didn't pick up too much depth to them.
Things seemed to happen too easily for our characters as well. They did not have to try to hard to accomplish what they needed. Finding a missing ancestor (after 400 years and about 20 generations), buying some marble and carving a masterpiece in 3 months, finding homeless people in New York City, and many other incidents, make for a lack of credibility in the story. There is also a heavy leaning into the spiritual and faith in God. Although there is nothing wrong with using this as a literary device, it is not my usual preference. Since that last criticism is a subjective offering, I feel compelled to add that I did enjoy reading this story, and recommend it for those looking for an enjoyable, easy read.