I'm giving this a 3.5 star because I love the characters and the story. Endless descriptions bog the story down (and I'm one that loves description in historicals) but this one has a bit too much. I found myself skipping over parts to get on with the story.
I love Ms. Baker's books, and have a ton to read. I'm looking forward to them. Of all I've read, this one isn't my favorite, but I could see picking it up again in the future for a re-read.