Note: this is SO outside the usual genre of book that I read. I knew that going in but given that Heidi (I have a strong desire to call her Miss Ashworth after reading this book) has quite the bloggy wit I decided that it was worth the risk.
The book is labeled a "historical romance" and reminds me of reading Jane Austen... except I hesitate to say that because while I fully enjoyed this and found it an easy and relaxing read - Austen can be taxing to my psyche. I thought the characters in Heidi's books were great - there were a few that I would enjoy having for supper and a few that I would cross the street to avoid! Her obvious familiarity with the works of Shakespeare had me so involved in their "recitations" that I almost forgot I was reading a work of fiction!
My only suggestion for improving the book - a recipe for blancmange so I didn't have to go look it up on Wikipedia right now :) Oh... hmmm, maybe I'll just have a cookie... that looks difficult to make!