It’s 1901—a brave new century—and seventeen-year-old Grace Boisvert thinks it’s time to forget she’s a dryad and blend into the human race once and for all; being able to talk to tree just doesn’t seem very useful in the automobile age. A little hair dye to touch up her green roots, and she’s off to join her best friend Alice Roosevelt on a visit to glamorous Newport, RI, with her family’s stern warnings not to fall for any human boys ringing in her ears.
As it happens, the only interesting boy she meets, Kit Rookwood, clearly prefers Alice to her. That changes when he and his family unexpectedly follow Grace and Alice to a secluded Adirondack camp to join the rest of the Roosevelts. All of Kit’s considerable charm is now focused on Grace, and she finds herself falling in love—and not just with the breathtaking forests.
But sometimes stern family warnings really should be heeded, and ancient magical heritages not forgotten…especially when it turns out that not everything—and everyone—are quite what they seem.