Adelaide is a countess used to getting anything she wants, but she is tired of all the comfort and luxury. So she poses as a servant to escape and start a life in the new world by going to the glittering court. It was designed to transform impoverished young women into the upper class so they can gain powerful and wealthy marriages in the colonies across the sea. She manages to keep her true identity hidden from everyone but the son of the man who created the court, who is a hiding a dangerous secret of his own. It is hard to deny the attraction simmering between them, but if acted upon, it would scandalize the glittering court and make them outcasts in wild and uncharted lands.
This book was different! I don't think I've read anything quite like it before. We have a mixture of Elizabethan London and the American Frontier. Everything is purely fantasy, but totally based on these two types of settings, mixed into one. How cool! I really enjoyed the book. This is only my first Mead book, and I'm happy to say that I actually enjoyed this one a lot! It's completely historical-esque, but in a fantasy setting. Those were definitely winners for me.