01/03/2012 DNF for me at 30%.This was a buddy read with Anna and I left her high and dry. Why? This book so did not grab me. The author used about 50,000 words when a few would have sufficed to communicate a thought or a feeling. At one point I found myself thinking about Charlie Brown's teacher ... whaw whaw whaw.... Not good. So, not going to waste any more of my precious time and just call this stinker done.I seriously tried on multiple occasions to engage with this book. Just did not happen. Nothing worse than a historical romance that wants to be edifying. Know?Full review may come soon.ARC provided by the author and Random House Publishing Group via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.