- The chapter subheadings! Many of the novels of my childhood (I may be dating myself here) included chapter subheadings. They are a fun way to foreshadow the action included in the chapter without giving too much away. Some of the subheadings in 'Follow My Lead': Six: Wherein our hero's travels begin or Eleven: wherein our hero takes up fishing as an occupation.
- Our hero! As I've said, I don't read a lot of romance, but any romance novels I have read have been told from a female point of view. Kate Noble has taken the road less travelled and tells the story from the point of view of the male protagonist. Great strategy! As a woman reader, I understand how the female protagonist may be feeling in any situation. To let me in on the inner workings of the male protagonist's mind and heart was a breath of fresh air.
- A strong female lead! Yay!
- Because our deluded lovers were so slow on the uptake, an innocent was hurt. I don't know if there is a follow up to this book, but if there is, I hope she finds a true love of her own.
- The handling of the antagonist. I was not convinced of his development as the story progressed.
- The cover! The purple is nice and I know the dress from the story but the necklace is wrong as is the hair colour. The cover also has a rather modern feel that just seems wrong for historical fiction