October 20, 2013

Palace of Spies

cover image of Palace of Spies
Sarah Zettel

History and mystery spark in this effervescent new series from Zettel (Golden Girl 2013). It is 1716 and 16-year-old orphan Peggy Fitzroy is living off the charity of her uncle who plans to marry her to an unpleasant nobleman. Desperate, she accepts the help of a mysterious stranger who offers her an outlandish escape. Peggy finds herself at the court of King George I where she assumes the role of Lady Francesca Wallingham, a deceased lady-in-waiting. Peggy starts to suspect that the girl she's impersonating might have been murdered. Unless she can discover the truth, Peggy might be doomed to the same terrible fate.