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Written with tongue-in-cheek whimsy and a fair helping of puns, the setting is Anglia (a slightly alternate-history version of 1870 England). This, the first in a new lighthearted, satirical Steampunk/Gothic Romance novella series, features the adventures of our stubborn, feisty, orphaned scullery-maid heroine Valedictoria, and the charming, devil-may-care gentleman-adventurer and part-time inventor, Sir Anthony S. Harrow, Baronet. It is a time of modernity and scientific progress, offering the public a wide range of exciting new inventions, from the patent-pending "HermesCo Dish-Washing Sink", to "Litchfield’s Night-View Distance Goggles". On her twenty-first birthday, Valedictoria unexpectedly receives a deed: to gloomy, heavily-cobwebbed Ravensdale Manor, and soon finds herself on a steam-powered airship, heading to the rural northern province of Eyorke, where secrets, danger, bad weather, and romance await. Although it is a time when women are expected to know their place, Valedictoria has no patience with such nonsense - not now that she's an heiress!