The first book was better.
This book was okay. It dragged on a little for me. But I persevered. I think the first half was better than the second.
Maggy's "secrets" seemed a little silly to me and not so shocking or something she couldn't have trusted Findley with. And she found her independence as a woman, but still can't defy her late husband's uncle and marry who she wants? Did not understand that. She had already defied him in other ways. In the first book they get around a betrothal by getting married, why can't that happen in this book too? The reason she couldn't marry didn't seem like a good reason to me.
And the hot and cold feelings between Maggy and Findley? Oh my goodness! So annoying and too much. Sweet and getting along and then shouting at each other the next minute and saying very hurtful things. And with just the smallest trigger that it's dumb...in my opinion. It got tiring and made it drag on and on.
There were also some random characters that just popped up out of nowhere and had a little part in the story. Tisdale made them kind of important, but not important enough. Things could have worked out without these people.
The book was pretty clean. No explicit scenes. Sex outside marriage, but no major details.
I'm not giving up on Tisdale, though. I already bought the other books in this series. Maybe should have waited and gotten one at a time, but I'm hopeful that the other books will be better. She really hooked me with the first story. And I'm looking forward to hearing how Wee William gets his lady.