I have no doubt it was a good book and I have plans to read it's sequel. Any historical LGBT romance is right up my street but this was a long book with a dense plot. I felt myself getting a bit tired of it half way through and felt like it was dragging.
But it is beautifully wrote and if you are looking for a modern book write in an older style this is A+ and it has a range of vocab. It's not a bad book it just wasn't 100% for me. If your a fan of Austen I might recommend it to you!