3.5 stars. I know that brides wear veils, but a veil so heavy that the groom doesn't even realize that he's marrying the wrong woman? Yes, this ridiculous trick actually works and leads the reader into a moving story of two people who never wanted to marry one another gradually finding contentment and love. The main characters are strong, and the secondary cast rounds everything out nicely. This is my first Lecia Cornwall book, but I'll surely try others.