As a fan of Regency Romances I was eager to try another era to enjoy and I’m certainly glad I started with this Edwardian treasure. Eve Kendal is a refreshing treat in a historical romance. She is self-sufficient and strong and so darn authentic. I enjoyed watching her deal with her mixed emotions and yet remaining so very capable. Captain Marcus Thorne is endearing and somewhat daunting yet incredibly charming. I loved how their positions in life provided them with a measure of freedom yet also enforced so many restrictions on them. There was a wealth of emotion in this story and while it was not overwhelming there was a vast amount of grief that the author wound seamlessly throughout the pages. The mystery kept my attention without overpowering the romance and I loved the supporting characters from the help to the Countess of Averford’s engaging aunt. I’m looking forward to reading other stories from this time period and this author.