This was a light, page-turner sort of book. It was pretty good, although nothing amazing.
I did like the connection with bobbin lace in the book though. I learned to make bobbin lace years ago (hence the "amiralace" in the blog address- I do more reading now than lace-making and have switched to "amirabook" instead). If I hadn't made bobbin lace before, I would have been confused by the description. It's hard to imagine where the bobbins and pins and everything would have gone. A diagram or a picture might have helped, but it didn't really hurt the story if it didn't make much sense.