A chance meeting at a ball introduces the lovely and accomplished Eleanor to a handsome Austrian Baron. He is charmed by her beauty and goodness, but her stepsisters are jealous of her royal suitor, and Eleanors dreams of happiness may be swept away forever by their vicious schemes for revenge....
Feisty Isabella, meanwhile, learns that not all is as it seems when she and her father become the guests of a surly and reclusive Scottish Duke. His rough manners hide a kind heart, but his mysterious past may prove too tempting for Isabella to ignore.
Set in Victorian England and beyond, this retelling combines two beloved fairytales - told through the letters exchanged by the two heroines, cousins Eleanor and Isabella.
Britain Kalai Soderquist lives in West Jordan, Utah with her husband and three children. When she is not writing, she can usually be found chasing after said children or watching reruns of "Psych" with said husband. She loves peppermint ice cream, films with clever scripts, opera, crochet, and Dominion.