Well written with the characters personalities and all their foibles remaining true throughout the book. This is one of the better offerings for historical romances with the perils being plausible and well thought out. The story unfolds with every page.
This book is a platform for lecturing and bashing; unfair labor practices, unfair tipping, destroying the environment, practices of rank, unfairness of social classes, animal rights and also bashing Americans, obesity, cruise ships, and stupidity/human nature. And I only made it to page 58. This leaves little room for plot and story. I don't disagree with most of what she says but don't like it shoveled down my throat and don't want to read page after page ad nauseam.