This was a very enjoyable book -- it was lighthearted, funny, and romantic too. The writing was quick-witted and the characters were fully developed and fun to read about. There is the main storyline, between heiress-on-the-run Lucinda, and a chauffeur, Max, and there is an equally involving sub-story between Rosemary, a nanny, and Nathaniel, a wealthy cad. The story takes place at the estate of a wealthy couple (the Coves) in Kentucky over a period of three months. The writing was repetitive at times, but only because it followed the characters' random thoughts and allowed us to see just how silly/confused they were. The plot was totally unbelievable, but the characters themselves were quite charming and made the book a worthwhile read. I thought the story started slow, but it picked up in the ssecond chapter, and was a truly a modern-day romance with freethinking, personally flawed characters. I had never read a book by this author before, but would look for more by her.