Like the previous volume of A Bride's Story, this one was marked by an obviously huge amount of research and painstaking attention to detail. Oh, and incredibly beautiful art, as you can easily see from the cover. Plot? Not so much, though there does seem to be a bit more than in the previous volume. This is historical slice of life, really. If nothing else, this is well worth reading just for the beautiful art. Apparently, the next volume will slightly shift scenery and main characters, so this may be the last we see of the characters here. On one hand, that's to bad, because I'd grown to like them. On the other, there's not much more that could be done to develop them without increasingly the pace of the storytelling.