I liked the setting a lot. Different from many historicals I read. This is set in 1890 in Italy and it incorporates fictional accounts of the early days of horseless carriages. The H/h are really cute together and they are pretty much besotted with each other :). Not being good with explaining things, but I really liked the whats it called, prose? in this one. It just reads so well and smart and witty.I guess its what they call good writing? Not sure what it is, but I really liked it. To be honest, I don't know if I want to read the other 2 in the series when they are out, because they play out at the same time than this one. Not sure how that can be pulled off without repetition. They are all sharing a castle together after all. I'll have to think about that.