a little over 190 pages in large print is really a novella, not really a modern full novel and to some degree it does show. You don't get to know the characters too much before and after the meeting.
Miss Penelope Rose decides to escape her house and take a swim in the local pool only to be discovered by Mr Lucas Bleakly, the eligible bachelor son of the local reverend and things get complicated from there. Features a mild side plot of scheming and dealing with smuggling undercurrents in the locale it's an interesting read but I did want more.
There were some elements of romantic suspense but this is a read because I kinda have to because someone is waiting on it. Now back to the Halloween bingo.