I skipped over most of the new book stuff for BSC, I admit it. I found this:
For any kid, but especially for girls, it’s always a great thing for girls to see a group of female characters who are independent, who are problem solvers. Here are these girls who are running a business, small as they might be, and they’re doing it pretty much on their own. Adults don’t play a large role in these books, the girls know they are there to turn to if they really get into trouble, but for the most part the girls solve things independently.
^ ITA with this except wish "the girls know they (adults) are there to turn to if they really get into trouble," was made much clearer. I think Ann could/should have clarified that a little. I think she and the other writers sort of did do that with the ending the mystery series. I know I have said this many times, but the girls were blessed for the most part to be part of positive families and have caring adults in their lives both relatives and some of the client parents that I would have enjoyed that being shown more than it was.
I'll go back and read the non BSC parts a little later