Synopsis from Barnes and Noble:
I loved the time period, the British humor, and the fact that Amelia Peabody is an independent woman in a time period where women were not permitted to have many of the freedoms they do now. She was stubborn, pushy, full of sarcasm, and not afraid to use her parasol as a weapon. The banter and eventual romance between her and the main male character of Emerson had me laughing out loud at times. Emerson's brother Walter and Amelia's companion Evelyn also lend to the enjoyment of the story. In fact, all of the characters were interesting and it was fun trying to figure out who the bad guys were.
I am on to the second book because I can't wait to see what happens to the characters next!