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This game is based on the first book of Nora Roberts' "The Bride Quartet" series. All good books. And the game does a surprisingly good job of picking out major parts of the storyline, since I recognized it. Graphics are good, as are the voice-overs, and there is an extensive selection of hidden object scenes. But the hidden objects can be really tiny, really hard to find or identify, and can be tone-on-tone colors like white objects on snow. My other problem is that you only get 5 hints per chapter, and there are several HO scenes in each chapter. So once you use up your hints you are stuck...unless you happen to find the letters V-O-W-S in each scene, for which you will earn 1 hint. But trying to find all four letters can also be difficult. I'm a fan of Nora Roberts, and of the book this game is based upon, but the game just had more frustrations than satisfactions in playing. In this instance, a book in the hand is far better than the mouse.
Basically it's Match-3 where you have to collect N of a certain tile to advance to the next level. But you have a limited amount of energy, and every move costs you energy unless you match four or more. There are also resources you can match N of to get an energy boost. Also, every match gives you skill points, which activate a set of skills (varying with level) that afford wild-cards, clearances and such like. So you have to keep your eye on all three things (and progress and energy resources may require a certain number of different resource types). Sometimes you have to plan ahead to utilise energy resources which the map shows you will be on the next level.