I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
My favorite current series and this one did not disappoint. I'm so attached to these characters and Dharma.
The best bits of this book: meeting Derek's brother and NO MINKA!!
I loved the whole sub-plot about Obedience Green and the Civil War. And of course, I can't get enough of the bookbinding/restoration details. I find them fascinating, although I realise this might not be the case for everyone. Still, I don't think they are overdone in any way.
The plot line revolves around Brooklyn's sister Savannah and a reunion of sorts of Savannah's classmates from Le Cordon Bleu. The villain was a bit unexpected, although I wasn't totally stunned. The whole 'person-you'd-least-suspect' route, while effective, isn't always surprising.
Overall, I found nothing to nitpick about this book and plenty to love. My only complaint is that I read it too fast and now I have to wait until next year for another fix. Boo, hiss and boo.