I read this when it first came out and have the hardback. To this day it is still one of my favorite romance novels. I love Jude Deveraux and this book seemed to be a culmination of intense research on the Elizabethan era as well as her decision to try some creative time-traveling in her books. So romantic, funny, and heartbreaking. Douglass seemed to fall for Nicholas right away, and so does the reader. When she goes back to his time, he doesn't remember her, so they fall in love all over again. Just beyond words. I have reread this book many times and always cry at the end. Such a unique voice in romance.