Very fun, light-hearted read with a just a few heart tugging moments. And a murder mystery that is very well crafted - the murderer was most excellently concealed.
As the daughter of a career florist, the story of the elusive black rose was highly entertaining and with each new book it feels like the magic of this "universe" matures a bit more, making this a book I could not put down once I got stuck into it.
The characters of the Enchanted Village are very fleshed out and it's easy to see them in a 3 dimensional way as the book progresses. My favourites are the familiars - Pepe in particular. There's a scene at the end that's definitely gonna stick with me awhile, making me giggle each time I remember it.
Ms. Blake has set the stage for a contest over Nick and I have to say I'm not looking forward to that much. But hopefully it won't be a center-stage story line and another excellent murder plot will take the edge off. Another great read in a very strong series.