Set in the late Victorian period, this story shifts back and forth 10 years in the beginning. Sometimes it confused me, even though the dates were clearly shown at the top of each chapter.
There's a clever plot, by which the heroine tricks in hero into proposing marriage. Diabolical, really. He finds out and decides never to forgive her. The book tells the story of their meeting again, after 10 years apart, to negotiate their divorce.
I liked the story. I liked the characters, especially the heroine's mother, who pursues a duke for her daughter and ends up marrying him herself
. But, even though there's the obligatory HEA, the book left me sad somehow. Perhaps for the 10 wasted years . . . .