This one is just a good as the first one! Sophronia has her hands full in this one as she did in the last. Starts off with Sophronia's six month assessment at her finishing school, then someone is trying to kidnap her best friend Dimity, and she also has two boys wanting her attention as well as she juggling everything else.
I love the way the author writes, and this book in no exception. It is funny and witty and easy to read. I found it very hard to put this book down. Also, if you have read the Parasol Protectorate series, there are even more cameos from that series in this second book then there was in the first. Lord Akeldama even makes a brief appearance.
There is more spying, more Bumbersnoot, more of the Bunson boys then the first book. So, if you liked those aspects in the first book you will like this one too. I really can't find anything bad about this book. One thing I can't figure out at the end of this novel is will there be another? There are no cliff hangers and everything ties up nice at the end. Nothing really leaves you hanging as if there is another book coming.