Well-researched, interesting and intriguing.

I usually enjoy historical novels. Firstly, I like to learn about real people, but in a fictionalized account. It usually makes the book more readable, than a straight biography. Secondly, it gives a nice balance to the YA, NA and romantic fiction books that make up the bulk of my books-to-review backlog.

I didn’t find this book to be overly fast-paced or full of suspense or action. It’s a slower paced book, that brings a real person to live through meticulous research and opens a window to a different time and an unusual women, who is mostly unmentioned in history.

well worth reading.