This is a beautifully written romance. It could probably be considered a clean romance as there are no graphic descriptions of sex in it. The story is told in two time periods throughout the book. My only complaint is that the main character's romantic interest isn't really given a lot of time in the book, to the point he almost feels like a secondary character. Would have liked to know him better. Still the writing style is so compelling and it flows so well I almost don't care about those little things. I've picked up another book by this author that I'll be looking forward to reading sometime soon.