I would give this more stars if I could! Ms. Beaton knows the Regency era well. The language, manners, dress, and setting are absolutely perfect in this novel. I love how she weaves interesting facts of Regency life into the stories without "lecturing" about it: the duties of a footman and the use of bathing machines, in particular.
When Miss Pym, former housekeeper and now independent lady, sets out on the stage to Brighton, she has no idea of the adventure awaiting her. On the stage with her is Lady Beatrice who is being forced to marry a man she loathes. Miss Pym becomes caught up in the drama when she sees Lady Beatrice being abducted. Miss Pym's wily footman, Benjamin, is absolutely hilarious.
No language or sexual situations to offend any reader.