I would just like to say that, just once I'd like to read a historical without someone trying to kidnap/kill/whatever the h (sometimes the H). Beyond that...I found the h's parents...strange. Not to mention the difference between the sisters made me wonder about paternity.
The h is relatively intelligent - no bungling around. The H isn't a neanderthal. I did find it odd that nobody was able to track the attackers even a little. I doubt that either of them was that good at hiding tracks.
I would comment that while no time period is given, everything points to it being a medieval. That gown the woman is wearing is...NOT