I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
This was one of the first 'adult' books I'd ever read, one of my mothers favorites. I love the story, even though it's not my usual fare.
Ms. Whitney does a brilliant job of writing characters that come alive - from the prim and proper Megan, to the mercurial Brandon, and the dark and forbidding Garth. I've read this story again and again over the years, wearing out the paperback until it is in pieces and held together with a rubber band. I upgraded to the hardcover version so I can keep on re-reading this book - it stands up very well over time.
If you like a 'dark' (kind of gothic) cozy, I think you'll enjoy reading this oldie but goodie.