What a surprising find I have made with author Kate Morton. This was such a beautiful book in so many ways. The language and writing style of the author is fabulous. The writing was the kind that makes reading easy and rich at the same time. The history and character development were outstanding and I truly felt like a part of the world she created. The end was not completely surprising, but provided enough of a twist that helped close the story out in a satisfying way. Very excited about this author and plan to read more of her in the near future.