I really wanted to love this book but it's just not for me. I gave it several tries and made it through the first 100 pages before deciding I couldn't finish it. There's nothing wrong with this book, it's well written, has a pretty cover and the prologue sucked me in but after that it just didn't hold my attention. One of the things that bothered me was, there are a lot of people to keep track of, especially in the beginning and I found that to be confusing. I've been told this is similar to Downtown Abbey so I'd say it's safe to wager fans of that show will enjoy this but I've never watched the show so I can't be sure.Despite my less than stellar feelings about this book, I've no doubt there will be plenty of readers who will fall in love with these characters thus making it very successful!