Lady Marguerite lives a life most 17th century French girls can only dream of: Money, designer dresses, suitors and a secure future. Except, she suspects her heart may be falling for her best friend Claude, a common smithie in the family’s steam forge.
When Claude leaves for New France in search of a better life, Marguerite decides to follow him and test her suspicions of love.
Only the trip proves to be more harrowing than she anticipated. Love, adventure and restitution await her, if she can survive the voyage.
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5 Words: Steampunk, family, love, obligation, adventure.
It was so so good.
But goodness, this book could definitely do with having a better blurb. Because the awesomeness of this book is let down a little by it. If I hadn't just picked it up because of the title and cover, if I had read the blurb, I wouldn't have bothered. And I would have seriously missed out.
Marguerite, the main character, is very annoying at first. And I think she's supposed to be, because only if you can't stand her at first can you truly love her by the end.
It was a fantastic story, full of action and drama and a fantastic world. The bots were really something special, especially Outil.
This is a masterful steampunk story inspired by real events, and absolutely worth a read.
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