This excellent novel far exceeds what is generally thought of as the romance genre. The book is fairly long, consisting of 3 parts, and around 360+ pages, but the author has more than enough story to fill those pages. At no point did my interest flag. None of this book is "filler", it is all well plotted, well written and moves at a good pace.
The heroine, Charlotte Tate, is a high-spirited young woman, who has her human frailities and flaws, which adds dimension to this character.
So much happens in this book I couldn't begin to relate even half of it, nor would I want to give away the plot. It involves the heroine's yearnings for fame and success as well as her urge for revenge.
Charlotte is clever and manages to generally get what she wants, but frequently she pays a very high price indeed. The author does not spare her heroine from pain and disaster. This book will surprise you with its detail and strong narrative.