So far, I have read one short story, one novella, and one novel in this series and liked all of them. This is the novella; Edmund and Elisabeth have a cute meet and realize they can help each other. Lisabeth becomes the governess to Edmund's ward and head manager of his servants. Edmund is a scientist who does the work needed as a baron and spends the rest of the time in his laboratory and with his ward. An enjoyable way to spend an afternoon reading. 3.5 stars.