Pros: These little points are high praise from me, bc I think that a lot of authors fail at them. The story is very well done with good plot twists and smooth progressions. The characters are full of depth and very likable, and the conflict is sensible not forced. The author seems to have a good grip on the time period and provides details of the setting that you can actually experience. Cons: Wordy, I generally do not skim when I read, but I found myself getting annoyed with all the words. Not that they were unnecessary to the story, but I just didn't care. The sex scenes were meh, too flowery and cliche for my tastes, could have used more experienced details less enrapturement. All in all though, I did enjoy the book and didn't want to put it down. I really liked most of the characters and the story itself was fantastic, I look forward to reading more from this author, I just kind of wish the cons could be righted.