Rural romance with flair ...
I'll say up front that I don't often read historical romance, but I liked the unusual way the Duke of Marshington was introduced, and the misdirection of the letters Miranda never intended to send.
The opening of the story was a little stiff and distant, which made it difficult for me to engage with Miranda initially, but once I finally got into Marlow's head, I was intrigued.
These characters were engaging and quirky and totally drew me into the story. I loved that Miranda was intelligent and had plenty of spunk as she struggled to conform with socially acceptable ladylike behaviour. It made her strong enough to stand up to her hero. There was duplicity, fun, and espionage to keep me reading. I enjoyed the relationship frustrations and repertoire.