Reread 9/12/12. I love the mood, the setting, and the characters (both past and present): it all helps to offset the sometimes very dense history lessons. And both romances are actually very affecting - one of course far more dramatic and wrenching than the other. I also like the meta-liciousness of it all: SK's notes at the end about staying in Cruden Bay, and her research - very cool. All in all, a lovely book that stays firmly on my keeper shelf. Also, this is the second book I ever bought for my Kindle - and it was totally the cover that drew me in. So purty!