I must admit that I have now read four of these 'Six Sisters' books, and this is my favourite. Frederica, the youngest Armitage daughter decides to run away from the seminary and become a chambermaid. Considered rather a dowdy little thing she is thought of as perhaps the only plain Armitage girl. That is of course before the Duke of Pembury, a now reformed rake, has set eyes on her.
This novel is rather short and is a quick read, but it has some great incidents in it. At the Duke's house, the interaction between Lady Godolphin and Lady James, via the maid is almost Wodehousian and is well worth reading. There is a lot of comedy in this book, what with the Reverend Charles Armitage and his 'liaison' as well as other incidents. Also though this contains jealousy, crime, revenge, and of course love, meaning this novel is incident packed from beginning to end.
If you were only to read one of the 'Six Sisters' novels, then this is definitely the one to read and is ideal for anyone looking for a good fun piece of escapism.