I absolutely loved this book. I have been a fan of Karen Harper for years now and I love how she is able to bring the characters to life as well as being able to describe the settings with great detail. There was enough factual information to keep my history loving self entertained and enough of a romance to keep me reading until the very end. You can definitely tell that Harper has a great love for Tudor England and that she has a great talent for writing. It was beautifully researched and I love how she never intended on writing a story about Elizabeth Fitzgerald but stumbled upon her by accident but yet she was still able to create a fiery yet lovable character and breathe life into her in the pages of the novel. I would recommend this novel to anyone who loves historical fiction and who would enjoy one of the few historical fiction novels set in Ireland. I would be ecstatic if Harper would continue to write novels set in Ireland as I think that Ireland is a gem yet to be deeply explored by historical fiction writers.