After finishing a novella in less time than it took me to get through a little more than one third in this book, I am giving up on the story. There is nothing wrong with the book, it is just me. I can't seem to connect with any of the characters and the plot has no purpose to me. If you are looking for a historical romance with a light touch on the religious tone, this may be a book for you and you should check it out. Note that this book is book one in a trilogy.