I got my lovely wife Captain Vorpatril's Alliance for Christmas, and read it as soon as she had. I hope you enjoyed it. :)
Weber -- I don't read for the limpid prose, I grant you that. (By this point, I'm into a Sunk Cost situation -- I've followed Honor Harrington for 6000 pages; damned if I'm going to give up now.) I just finished Mission of Honor, and am getting irritated at his giving every character, no matter how small, a complete name. I never know who I have to remember the identity of two hundred pages later... But I keep turning the pages!