I was not expecting much out of this book. I read a blurb online about it, and it was going to be a romance.It was a slow couple of chapters at the beginning. I liked the idea of the main character being a portrait painter, but did she have to speak as if she was reading aloud from Wikipedia? Nobody talks like that, in huge paragraphs of informational text. It got better as I went along. The mysteries of the story were pretty clear from the start, but I was surprised to find that I liked the romance. Overall, I’ll say that I liked this book for what it was. I’d anticipated literary fiction and it fell short of that, but it was a nice relaxing read.