I read this book in two days and am pleasantly surprised by how much I really enjoyed it. It completely reminded me of the CW show Gossip Girl. Penelope couldn't had been a better Blair Waldorf and Liz a better Serena( personality only). The writing was great and I enjoyed the newspaper clips and etc at the beginning of each chapter. It added something extra. I like period stories and books of this nature so, for me this was a great read. I didn't find any lulls in the book were it just dragged. I can't wait to read the next book.