What a great follow-up. I have read other reviews of the School for Manners series and many of them were not flattering so I waited a long time before taking the chance. In my opinion, this series has so far been as amazing as the House For a Season series. I actually like School for Manners better than the Daughters of Mannerling series. I have not yet read the Poor Relation series so I cannot compare to that, but so far, this series is proving to be top-notch in Every way. The writing is solid, well-researched, and hilarious. The characters are just amazing. You have to take the sisters for the incredible eccentrics they are meant to be, they are not really serious characters, it's ok to laugh at them or cringe. Mr. Haddon is lovely. I have great hopes for him, he had better not disappoint me.
In this second installment we are introduced to Fiona, a lovely young woman who somehow manages to lose every would-be suitor who comes to try for her hand. On their way to London, they are nearly run off the road by two racing curricles. One turns back and reveals the first potential suitor, Lord Peter, younger son of a Duke and a rake of the first stare. He's drop dead gorgeous and absolutely dreamy. Fiona piques his interest by being candid instead of demure when he comes to apologize and then cements her appeal by telling him frankly that she has no more interest in marriage than he does when they later meet at a ball. Challenge accepted. This was a fun romp and in this book we learn a little bit more about the general life of the ton back in the Regency days. Excellent. Very very highly recommended for all Regency Romance lovers.