In 1837 London, young daughters of Viscounts pined for handsome, titled husbands, not careers. And certainly not careers in magic.
Shy, studious Persephone Leland would far rather devote herself to her secret magic studies than enter society and look for a suitable husband. But just as the inevitable season is about to begin, Persy and her twin sister discover that their governess in magic has been kidnapped as part of a plot to gain control of the Princess Victoria. Racing through Mayfair ballrooms and royal palaces, the sisters overcome bad millinery, shady royal spinsters, and a mysterious Irish wizard. And along the way, Persy learns that husband hunting isn't such an odious task after all, if you can find the right quarry.
What an absolutely delightful debut novel...
Truly love the concept of weaving historical romance with magic. Very easy to read, flows beautifully, finished in a day... has a beautiful cover that draws you to it.
The characters of Persy and her twin sister Pen are wonderful. They share a special bond as twins but also as witches. This first book deals more with Persy and her feelings and thoughts about entering into society and what is expected of her... to find a husband! I'm assuming the next book will be about her sister Pen.
The author writes about all the emotions that 17 /18 year old girls go through when finding their true love. It certainly takes you back to your teen years, even though it is 1837... we all have the same emotions no matter what year it is. Loved the closeness that the two girls have with each other, but it is interesting to see that a boy can change things, even if you are twins!
Can't wait to read the next one.