I normally do not read the seasonal novels. However, I read this one because of how much I like Grace Burrowes novels. Again, I was not disappointed. If you have not read the prior novels in this series, do not worry. This flows brilliantly and reads well as a stand alone. I liked how strong of a character Joan was, independent and not afraid to admit that she designs clothing and makes her own. Dante is a hard working man that only wants the best for his family and will even marry a second time to gain a better station in their society. He is a strong defender of Joan when she believes that she has been compromised. In the end, he finally learned that his property wasn't the source of happiness and took a risk with Joan and her family.
I again am glad I had the provilage to read a Grace Burrowes novel before publication for review.
I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, Sourcebooks Casablanca, in exchange for an honest review.