I found this story to be very well written and it gave me a better understanding of the times back in the 1800's in England. I felt for Ivy and the limited choices she had as a young woman. I enjoyed getting to know Colin Richmond, the gentleman Ivy wanted to love and who wanted to love her in return, but the dictates of society got in the way. It was a good story on trying to figure out the will of God for someone's life and I enjoyed the way the author ended her story. Very well done Catherine Palmer. There was romance, mystery, deceit, danger and love all wrapped up in this story.