I was really looking forward to this book, as I have enjoyed this author since the first book: Mr. Darcy's Daughters, however, I was disappointed in the end with the predictable outcome, the quick change of heart for the main character, Phoebe, and the fact that Darcy's two boys were not even mentioned. Perhaps the drawn out avoidance of Arthur Stanhope could have been enjoyed more if the ending wasn't limited to a handful of pages.
I did like all the main characters from her previous works making a guest appearance and the use of horticulture in the plot. Oh, and the fact that the writing style remains true throughout the books. It would be nice to see "villain" characters with more of a grey background than is currently used; that is, characters who may hurt the reputation of main character(s) with or without intent but whose sole occupation isn't to the play the fail-safe villain, like George Warren.
Overall, I will probably still eagarly wait the next work by this author, hoping that the next coupon coincides with the release date and that I shall not be disappointed.