2.5 stars. This was free from Amazon, so I thought I'd give it a try. I've been on a historical kick lately, and free is hard to beat.
I had one main problem with this story--the heroine. She's been pushed around and laughed at for a decade, and then, somewhat randomly, she grows a spine. I guess this is part of a series and I might have missed something by not reading the first book, but I had a hard time believing in the plot. Look past that, though, and the story was entertaining.