I have the blessing of having the most wonderful librarians in the world. They're always recommending interesting books that I would never have thought to pick up. This is one of the jewels. Dr. Barrett recommended it after she had read it; she gushed that it was quite the best Regency book she had ever read. I was intrigued, so I checked it out. And she was right. Mrs. South is brilliant. She is witty and writes a well-crafted romance. Nothing too formulaic and certainly worth the time.