A little plodding, but otherwise OK for this kind of book. I have not read Angel Sister, so perhaps did not appreciate all that had gone before. I like to read, and especially historical or history based novels in addition to straight history, so this was OK, though I would not go out of my way to read another by this author. I have lent this book to a friend in a nursing home, and she seemed to enjoy it.
Since I love historical novels and add that to it being a series and I'm in reader's heaven. This 2nd book after Angel Sister was a real winner. The characters are so real. I just savor the closeness in the book of family and friends.