I absolutely loved this third book in the series. As a whole, I have loved this series and would actually like to read more about Mary Quinn, but I am unsure if she plans on writing anymore. This time, Mary goes undercover as a maid in the royal palace to uncover why some items have gone missing. But while trying to figure out this one mystery, she uncovers another...someone sneaking around in the underground tunnels of the palace. And a third mystery...one dealing with her long-lost father. She enlists the help of (possible romance??) James Easton who is secretly working on the underground tunnels. The two come together again, but can they save the day? And fall in love?!
I loved Mary and James together. I also loved the inner turmoil of Mary as she deals with the truth about her father. I truly love how Lee has made the story more about Mary finding her own way and gaining her independence, rather than focus on the love aspect. But the addition of James Easton's affections are a welcome addition and compliment the story rather nicely. Overall, the book was fantastic and I highly recommend this series!