Author Christina Graham Parker captures the Regency flavor and at the same time writes a lovely, heartstring-tugging romance, not the easiest of joint tasks. There are a few historical inaccuracies within this novella. Henry went to the Continent and spent five years there… during the Napoleonic Wars, and there's a Christmas tree, something that makes me sigh. And it seems the Regency library remains a mystery to some writers.
But these details didn't matter for the novella's major plot points, and the gentle sparks growing between Henry and Emma drew me back in and held me captive. If you read for the history, you might want to give this one a miss or at least know what you're getting. But if you love a sweet romance that's really a romance, consider downloading the sample. Judge for yourself.