I really need to pay more attention to these e-books because this is the third one in a row that has been in a series that I have read out of order. I do not like to read them out of order. However, this one can be read as a stand alone. This is not my typical type of book, but I am learning that I need to read more of those books that I normally don't read. I really enjoyed it. All of the fantasy and adventure involved was wondrous. Not to mention the romance and time travel. This was the first story with time travel that I had read. I love history...so, of course, I liked it when they went back to the 1800s! I just got the first e-book in the serious free on Amazon and I will be reading it soon!