This is an excellent historical fiction book. The writing is well done with a good editing. I like the extra information added for the reader. This helps considerably when reading such in depth novels. I found the characters to be well fleshed out, likable and realistic. It reads like every aspect has been deeply researched and understood prior to beginning this book. The plot is intriguing and has good flow and consistent threads. I can easily recommend this to all readers of historical fiction. I received an evaluation copy from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.