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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.