Story summary: There's an eccentric family in their old, grand, and in-need-of-repairs house. There's a mysterious train crash with even more mysterious survivors. There's the charming surprise visitor with possible menacing intent. And there's a very non-house-trained pony.
- It's funny, short, strange, sweet, creepy, quaint.
- I actually found the romances rather sweet, though not exactly deep. (I mostly only mention this because romance is often offputting for me, and so when it isn't, I take note.)
My favourite aspect, I think, was the element that reminded me of one of my favourite plays: "Hayfever" by Noel Coward. "Hayfever" is way funnier with a much tighter structure, but they both centered around eccentric families and their various romances around the turn of the century. And eccentric families and their various romances are a much-favoured story topic for me.