This book consists of two stories: An Improper Holiday, which is a historical one, and The Dickens With Love, the contemporary.
I like both, though JL's one more to my liking. I love how Josh Lanyon made his character still has his wits & humor (albeit dark ones, sometimes) even when he's in the lowest of circumstances. This I often find in JL's books that I've read so far; which I like so very much. The chemistry and bantering between the fall-from-grace antiquarian and the nutty professor is just appealing.
As for the Hon. Mr. Stanton and Lord Amherst of the first story... I feel that there's a few missing links there. Also, call me hypocritical but I don't really agree with how the storyline went, just so all the people involved can have their happy endings.