Such a smooth writter. You may be familiar with the Pink Carnation series by Lauren Willig. I am, (and must say I thoroughly enjoyed all of the books) so when this book became available from Book of the Month, of course I ordered it.
If you read the Pink Carnation, this is not the same thing. It is set around 1900 and yes it is full of murder and intrigue, though no clumsy spies. Sorry to disappoint.
The novel is written from two different viewpoints and flows nicely. I really liked the twist at the end. Obviously, I will not say more about that, so you’ll have to read it for yourself.