After reading the first two books in the series (Pink Carnation and Black Tulip), this one was a bit disappointing. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood but it didn't captivate me like the others. I did laugh out loud on more than a few occasions though, with my husband just shaking his head at me. :) I love the writing style and the author's transition from the spies in the 1800s to Eloise in the present. I definitely plan on continuing with the series, but my expectations aren't as high.
All the books in this series are great. They are a mix of fun, romance, and mystery. I recommend reading them in order.
I have a hard time putting down any of these books in the series. Not a spectacular work of Pulitzer Prize winning fiction, but you will find yourself sneaking away to read just a few pages throughout the day!