Anita Birt has filled her novel A VERY DIFFICULT MAN with rich detail and interesting characters. I really enjoyed the pacing of the plot because it allows the reader to get to know the many of the characters well and get a feel for the setting.

…The way that Catherine and Richard flirt with one another is funny and sweet but there are also enough misunderstandings and obstacles between them to keep things interesting and make the ending that much more satisfying for the reader. I recommend this story to anyone who enjoys thoughtfully written historical romances.