I really enjoyed Daniel and Violet's story. I think that Ashley did a good job making Daniel older, while maintaining his charming exuberance. I also really like Violet, she's pragmatic and while she's a fraud she's really just doing what she needs to in order to keep herself and her family safe and fed. I loved how they bonded over engines and building things. There's a lot of interaction with the rest of the Mackenzies, which is fun to see since 10 years have gone by. This is one of my favorite historical series and I'm looking forward to the next book, which looks to be one of the McBrides.