For a historical romance, it really wasn't very historical, I think the author really didn't know very much about that time period, I know she was trying to picture a strong female character who fought to be recognized in a male profession, but to me the character just annoying, always complaining about how unfair she's being treated and how great she is at her job. Also even if we weren't living in that time period, but in the present, anyone would be a bit mad about getting a vet that literally lied about everything, their name, their education, their experience, cause let's face it, no matter how good she thinks she is, her father was probably a bit better than her considering he was older and a lot more experienced than she had, I mean she was is her early 20's. So the town had a bit of a right to be mad at her, female or not, I mean it's like hiring Jennifer Lopez to perform for u, and what u get is a Jennifer Lopez impersonator.... It's not the same thing, no matter how much they look-a-like. So to me she just sounded a bit annoying and arrogant, cause bottom line is she lied and manipulated her way into that job, I like pioneer women but she really wasn't one. I tried but wasn't able to like her character. The rest of the story was a bit of a high school drama, like I said not very in tune with the actual time period.