Beautiful. From beginning to end. Absolutely beautiful to read. The book is written so well you are transported to another place entirely. The characters are colorful, lively, entertaining and you are instantly swept up in their stories. The mystery is slightly obvious however the way the story unfolds and builds up when the mystery is finally solved you know its right for the story and the characters and your not disappointed in the slightest [well I wasn't :)] There is a beautiful romance but thankfully it is not sleazy or awkward. I can't wait to read more and would highly recommend esp if you are looking for a summer read.