More like 4.5 stars.Liked:* The characters are fabulous. All of them. I am looking forward to reading their stories in the other books. The heroine, Susanna, is a very strong woman and is helping to make other women strong too. In fact, it's her life mission, and I love her for it.* Ms. Dare has a wonderful way with words. I don't normally highlight things in fiction, but I found myself highlighting several perfect turns of phrase.* The whole thing was absolutely charming!Liked Less:* While this was a wonderful book, it didn't keep me glued to the page as much as I wanted it to.