Quicksilver - Anne Flosnik, Amanda Quick
I was hesitating on making this a three or four star (for me, three star is a good, re-read), and the memory of the housekeeper kicked it over into four stars.

Quicksilver has quite a cast of characters and they're all clear. Brilliant work by Amanda Quick to so swiftly define them in my reader-mind.

Light, fun, remnants of gothic romance. As always, an enjoyable read.

I really, really like the clockwork gadgets included. Seems steampunk is slipping in everywhere -- yay!