I hope my title line does not sound condescending, because it is exactly what I mean. I have been reading Jilly Cooper for years, and Patricia Cabot's first novel seems to me to be full of the same potential. I loved the tongue-in-cheek humor, and the way the two major characters developed so well. As other reader reviewers have stated, it seems a pity when the book finishes, for I would love to know how life progressed for them. Surely Lord Edward got over his first rapt adoration of new wife and new daughter, and started eyeing the local scene (perhaps from the back of a restive stallion in the hunt) -- and I would really enjoy reading about how the initimitable Pegreen foils the potential rival for his affections!