While this novel was enjoyable, I had a hard time suspending disbelief through much if it. I'm willing to give the characters some leeway in any historical novel I read, if the author provides an entertaining enough read to distract me from the fact that what's going on would never have been allowed to happen. Kramer exceeded in this at times, but all too often I was left feeling vaguely ill, waiting for the ax to fall and the characters to be caught. Both characters showed tremendous growth (especially Harry) and I truly enjoyed their journey into love. But I think the author asked too much of us with the plot, especially at the end.