This book is set in both London and the Lake District; so a place (the Lake District) I was familiar with. It's a bit of mystery, a bit of history, some murder's, peppered with a little romance here and there. I did wonder at first how all the characters would mesh together, but they did wonderfully. It was one of those books I didn't want to put down as I wanted to know what happens next. I learned some new things from the book about William Wordsworth and Fletcher Christian; and it has made me want to read more of Val's books.
By the way, it looks as though different countries had different covers on their books, as the one I read had a different cover entirely.