I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
Meh. Not her best work. Touch Not the Cat was better.
The writing was flowery, which is common for the period it was written, but it's really flowery. And heavy on the exposition.
The plot itself felt half done; everything moves fast and I don't think the timeline was more than 48 hours (so much exposition!), but it is extremely linear. No red herrings, so suspect pool, do not pass Go, do not collect 200 dollars. But what was there was interesting enough to keep me reading, and there wasn't anything I hated (except the tedious exposition). I just didn't much care about it one way or the other by the end.
The romance... eh, not worth mentioning.
They can't all be winners, and at least this wasn't a total loser.