I would actually rate this 4.5 stars only because having just read Skarlet by thomas Emson I can't quite bring myself to like this as much. Having said that after reading the back of this book i didn't expect to like Laura Greenacre at all as she wasn't meant to be a likeable character so I was quite surprised how after few chapters I found myself quite fond of her.
What I like most about Thomas Emson's books is the fast pace, there is simply no time to get bored or fed up. Once you start reading you have to keep on reading until the book is finished.
I would definatly recommend this book to everyone, it won't disappoint!