My Rating: 3 Stars
It remained me very much of Rebecca and Beauty of the Beast.
I really appreciate the works of Barbara Michaels and her way of telling the story is always very mesmerizing, thus the 3 stars. This time though, I didn't connect at all with the story or any of the characters. The female character is bound by the limits that were imposed on women at the time but I still think that she could have had a little more spark.
The plot was simple and I was able to predict the ending after the first 3 chapters.
Hope you find an idea for your next reading here.