As a general rule, I don't like historicals. I mean, I love Jane Austen, but other than my annual re-reading of Pride and Prejudice, I don't seek them out. I admit to a prejudice against them from having gotten ahold of a few too many with ninnies for heroines. So I was REALLY pleasantly surprised when I read this book. The heroine is spunky and witty, the hero honorable with just the right amount of rough around the edges. And FUNNY, OMG, I laughed so much during this story! Love, love, love the ghost. The whole situation kept me in stitches. My only gripe was that the ending felt a wee bit rushed. I'd have preferred to see those last few scenes stretched out a bit longer just so I could enjoy it more. But all in all, a delightful read and a good choice for your To Read shelf.