This book is about a young widow who is waiting for her new future groom (a stranger) to immigrate to America. However, in the meantime, a mysterious man shows up and wins her heart before he arrives. What's interesting about this book is how much it surprises you. For instance, readers will be taken off guard when they realize that there is a word play with the title. They will also be surprised when they realize when and where this book takes place.
Overall, this book held my attention. I was able to read it in a day, albeit with some breaks in between. The romance in this novel is not graphic, so that is nice. My only complaint about this book is that I wanted more depth. It wasn't until the end of the book that the widow's intended groom shows up, and there was very little dialog (or argument) between him and the mysterious man. I would have wanted more of that and more drama. Still, this book was very well written.
There was some action and drama as the troubles of the poor in this time period and location were addressed. There was also murder and fire and blackmail. When's the movie coming out? :)