Only one person knows of the plot against the royal family and cares enough to try to stop it—the servant girl they banished.
Leah spends her days scrubbing floors, polishing silver, and meekly curtsying to nobility. Nothing distinguishes her from the other commoners serving at the palace, except her red hair.
And her secret friendship with Rafe, the Crown Prince of Imperia.
But Leah’s safe, ordinary world begins to splinter. Rafe’s parents announce his betrothal to a foreign princess, and she unearths a plot to overthrow the royal family. When she reports it without proof, her life shatters completely when the queen banishes her for treason.
Harbored by an unusual group of nuns, Leah must secure Rafe’s safety before it’s too late. But her quest reveals a villain far more sinister than an ambitious nobleman with his eye on the throne.
Can a common maidservant summon the courage to fight for her dearest friend?
First off, lemme just appreciate this cover. It’s just so...Bright? And joyful. Looking at this red-haired person makes me feel happy and content.
Second off, I LOVED almost everything about this book. It’s clean, it’s pure, there are stakes (not *terribly drastic* stakes, but they exist nonetheless), and I particularly enjoyed the relationship between our MCs. (those closet scenes? I loved each one.) My only problem was the pacing near the end of the book. The action-y climax was a bit confusing and messy, but the very end I utterly adored. Please, please write more books like this one. 🤍