I really enjoy Grace Burrowes writing style. This book had things I liked: I liked Maggie and Ben. I liked that Maggie was smart and built her own fortune. Of course it also had things I didn't and they were enough to keep this from being a 4-5 star read. This is my last favorite of the Windham series. Maggie knew who (most likely) took her reticule. This was made out to be a big mystery, but not so much. The "mystery" was also resolved very easily to have had such an impact on Maggie's life (think 14-ish years). For a smart cookie, she allowed herself to be blackmailed over a decade. I also didn't like reading (repeatedly) that Maggie was one of her father's bastard children. I remembered it the first time I read it, but was brought up. Repeatedly. It's still not a bad book. Just not as enjoyable as the previous 4. Let's hope Louisa's story is better.