I loved this book as much as the first, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation. This one was more romance than mystery, but there’s a healthy dose of each. And humor! Once again, Eloise isn’t sure what she wants, but she’s sure she’s making a pretty big fool of herself. And back in history, the secret agents of England and France are up to their old tricks, except this time, Henrietta, the Purple Gentian’s sister, wants in on the action. It’s not too hard to figure out who the Black Tulip really is, but watching the characters follow the red herring is part of the fun. The book ends with a bit of a cliffhanger in Eloise’s story, so I’m anxious to see where it goes!