I had no idea Caroline S. was writing more about the Schofield family and this book was a very nice summer treat. It focuses on young Frederick and his fellow servants, rather than Kate and Thomas, but they play a large role as well. For newcomers who have not read all of Caroline Stevermer's previous works set in this alternate 19th century England, the world is easy to enter into and the characters accessible without any need of the prior knowledge gleaned from the other books.
The plot was simple and the story short, more suited for middle grade readers than the YA audience of her other books. Loved Billy Bly's character and I hope that she writes more set in this world.