I quite liked this book. It's somewhat of a mish-mash of genres - chick lit, history, spy, romance all rolled into one book. I wasn't too keen on the back and forth between modern day and 1800s England/France at first. The present storyline just wasn't as interesting as the Pink Carnation story though it did grow on me by the end. The main story was that of Richard and Amy though. I liked the dynamic between the two. They have that sort of arguing banter that I love. I liked that Amy was smart and not helpless (though she did do some dumb things). There were some parts that were a bit far fetched. The most noticeable being that the strict chaperone would allow two young girls to plot and them implement a plan to thwart the French government or that Richard and Amy would engage in some rather scandalous behavior in a boat in public. Overall though the book was a fun read and I will probably pick up the next book in the series.