This book says it is a historical romance but it seems to me to be more mysterious than romantic. However, the romance part of the book also does not seem like your typical romance at the beginning of the book which is the love between a couple. To me, the romance is the love between a family. Farther into the novel there does seem to be some subtle typical romance starting but still for me it takes a backseat to the mystery of the story. Even though some historical novels can read slow, for me, this one did not because of the conundrum of it all. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. The opinions in this review are my own.