This novel takes place in 1881 in New York at a time when the dresses were very large and ladies were ladies and gentlemen were gentlemen. Although personalities were ahead of their time and so trouble and situations were not the normal fare. This novel is a funny, witty and a light read, thoroughly enjoyed the characters and the time period.
I have so enjoyed this series of books from Jen Turano. They are light and fun and whimsical and such a treat after all the terrible news in the real world. Felicia, the main character in this story, has disguised her true self in order to appeal to a man she was never meant for nor ever really loved. Ive known this girl, or at least a version of this girl, in some of my friends and can certainly see in myself where I have tried to be or thought I should be someone I am not in order to fit in, or be cared for or just to protect myself though certainly not in the degree of dear Miss Murdock. This story does stand on its own, but truly the rest of the series is so fun it would be a pity not to read them all!