What a fun story! It took me a bit to get into the book as I'm not one who's big on the classics. However, I ended up flying through the last half of the book and it definitely made this story worth it. I have not read The Secret Garden or A Little Princess but I sincerely enjoyed this book. Following these three ambitious, wildly impulsive friends on their adventures was such a ride. I loved their personalities and how well they meshed together.
I really enjoyed the beauty described of Maythem Estates and the gardens. I would have loved to walk the moors and see all the beauty.
I thought that the execution of two authors writing together was done extremely well in this book. I couldn't tell you who wrote what parts because it flowed so well.