"Springtime Pleasures" is a light-hearted, captivating and well-researched book with unexpected depths. Schwab's characters are lovable, distinctly-cut personalities, the setting, Regency London, positively springs to life on the page, and the elegant yet tongue-in-cheek style is equally amusing and a joy to read. It is also very well worth mentioning that the author does an excellent job of reconciling the historically stiff, prudish and not exactly liberal sentiments towards women and sexuality with several female characters who are unconventional and strong, yet do not feel out of place.
If you have a heart in you, you really can't go wrong with this novel. And if, in addition to functioning human emotions, you have a penchant for 19th century Britain, you'd be a simpleton indeed if you did not read "Springtime Pleasures".