This book, that has been described as a retelling of Jane Eyre, was a disappointment. The characters are shallow, the relationships unlikely, and the overall plot very straightforward. I love Jane Eyre, and this book did not work at all for me. The storyline, it is true, copies a lot the elements we find in Jane Eyre - the unhappy, destitute heroine, the brooding, gloomy hero that hides a "terrible" secret, the nice and handsome cousin that takes interest in the heroine, the crazy woman in the attic. But the magic is not there. To me, this was just another regency novella, that I will forget I have read in no time. If you want an easy read and don't expect a literary experience, you might like it.