The humor and the wit are definitely worth the few historical inaccuracies that you'll come across in this book. The book contains everything from an ailing tiger that turns out to be a cat with laryngitis, to a cat-worshiping manservant. Along the way, there is a hateful woman, who ends up conveniently dead, a charming but deadly thief, and of course, the growling cat!
The kind-hearted and beautiful Daphne is saddled with a spiteful woman who is scaring away all eligible suitors. When the woman finally dies at the hands (or should I say feet?) of a startled elephant, Daphne hires an eccentric, but adorable woman who falls in love with the Egyptian manservant of Lord Ravenswood. The two plot to get their employers together and along the way, they need to deal with stubborn minds and jealous hearts as well as thieves, cats, deaf butlers...
Wonderful book and very entertaining that you'll enjoy reading even if it has a historical accuracy here and there.
Enjoyable characters, fun plot, a little mystery remains.