Having been charmed by The Shop on Blossom Street, and needing some light entertainment for a train journey, I picked up the sequel.
I think because I read them so close together I was slightly less forgiving of the flaws, for example sometimes the characters’ conversations seemed a bit stilted to get a particular moral viewpoint across. Having said that I still thoroughly enjoyed the book. It followed the same basic format as the first but introduced four new characters – just as engaging but very different. You get odd glimpses of the first four which is a nice touch.
It would be nice to visit them all again, I’m not sure whether the follow up books introduce new characters each time but it would be nice to see what happens when we leave them.
The next book is looking a bit tricky to get hold of but I’ll be trying.