Without a doubt...Cara Lynn James is certainly new author to watch! I was so thoroughly captivated by this novel that I couldn't believe it's only her first! Her writing style is so beautiful and lyrical that I literally felt transported to the era of the Astors and Vanderbilts. Until now, my only experience with the Gilded Era has been through film, and now, I'm just itching for more of this era in printed form. January 2011 seems far too long to have to wait to read the next book in the Ladies of Summerhill series, but I will wait for it as patiently as I know how!
This was a good book. It wasn't a standard boy meets girl, it varied & I enjoyed it. I think this was a great first novel. While it was a great story, I had a hard time getting attached to the characters. I look forward to reading more of the Ladies of Summerhill!