** spoiler alert **
Well written, detailed historial romance set in the days of the English Civil War. I enjoyed Belle's deft handling of day-to-day activities of life during each season of the year in which the plot unfolds.
Would have rated it a 5 had it not been marred by the adultery at the end. Sorry, but I'm not sympathetic to love when it comes at the cost of broken marriage vows, regardless of how black a brush Belle paints the cuckholded husband. Was expecting hubby to conveniently die in battle, so was disappointed in how it wrapped up.