I liked this novel a lot. It does get wordy at times, but I always wanted to keep reading. It's a non-traditional mystery - not a whodunit. The romance is enjoyable without being too heavy, and the characters are well crafted. A good, light read!
When Deborah Swift isn't working on her latest novel, she enjoys exploring the English countryside. It was during one of her nature walks that an "orchid guard" inspired her to write her novel, The Lady's Slipper. As our author of the day, Swift reveals why she was inspired, why she picked the 1660s as a backdrop for her book and what the orchid symbolizes.