Itís a love story on the surface, but the underlying plot tells of a man who was harboring anger against a friend who had grossly betrayed him. Circumstances develop which allows him to get revenge but that results in torturing himself even more. He cleanses himself of the hatred in the end and able to reconcile things. For me the book was mediocre, so I canít affirm if you will like it or not, but itís a short story so may be worth reading.
In my option, the author tends to over exemplify ideas presented which makes the story longer than it needs to be, but the subject matter keeps interest, especially in the last 3rd. Itís a good romance and definitely worth reading.
This is my favorite of Charles Garviceís books. Iíve fallen in love with Nell and I crave to live in a place like Shome Mills. Itís a pleasure to visit a earlier time when truthfulness was important and women still blushed , but Iím glad that we donít have the social protocols anymore that caused Nell and her man Devon so many hardships.
A good romance, in the same style as Garviceís other books and fashionable to most romance books written in that period where good overcomes evil and true love always prevails. If you love wholesome traditional romances, youíll enjoy this and other Charles Garviceís books.