I really wanted to like this novel. For years I have heard friends describe it as a fun series. I do have to give credit for an interesting beginning. I liked the accidental time travel idea and historical happenings, but after that it went sour for me. How many times can one woman be saved and how many beatings, whippings and fighting can one man endure? Apparently a lot. When Jaime whipped his new wife for disobeying that was the last straw for me. Yes I know it was not modern times, but really?