i heard this book mentioned in a film as a risqué book of the 1920s, so decided to read it. i must say, this book can give mills&boon a run for their money! strong storyline (although, i did not care much about political discourses), more grounded romance of two people and tastefully written love scenes. d.h. lawrence did well describing human relationships without running away with the fairies and sending his readers on an emotional/hysterical/loves-me-loves-me-not roller-coaster ride. if you enjoy love stories, but cannot stand the saccharine taste of twee romantic novels, this one is a great reading experience.