This was a very enjoyable book. The ghost story works beautifully as he is one of the secondary characters rather than a distant device. Each portion of the story served to parallel another story whether it was Charles story, Roark's story, Aunt Deidre or Anna's. Everyone had intertwined stories.
The tone is very light but the intrigue was engrossing and helped drive the novel at parts where the character or relationship development seemed to falter. I really enjoyed this novel and is by far my favorite one by Holbrook though Lady Megan's Masquerade comes a close second even if its for sentimental reasons.