This was sweet. I thought it shed light on a real problem, which is men returning from war who have seen horrific things and people expecting them to come back exactly as they were before the war. I loved how Beatrix sort of handled Christopher like a spooked animal. Some of what happened -- all the propriety stuff and not saying Beatrix wrote the letters and such -- I thought was just dumb, lol, but then I think I would go mad if I had to go back to that time. So many stupid rules! But as this is a romance, there was a great HEA, so I'm a happy girl.