Grace has found, in spite of the callous treatment by everyone in her family, an outlet for her talent and lively imagination: she writes "penny dreadfuls". She's also the sister of. . . oh, wait. I can't tell you. It probably constitutes a spoiler. It's a 3. The sex, all vanilla, is also a 3, with a gracious plenty of very explicit (if occasionally beyond-improbable, even for the genre) encounters. If Ms. Bernard would get a better-quality beta reader, hire a good editor, and find a serious proofreader, this work could have had a 4. I deeply regret having to say that, in spots, it was so poorly written/edited/printed it was hard to keep in the story.