Growing up in Louis XIV’s France, Alice Verney returns to her homeland, England under the rule of Charles II.
Alice has many ladies-in-waiting that she feels in charge of and to find them suitable matches, or more to keep them from the wrong matches they’re headed for. She has her eye on her own fantasy match with Balmoral.
She hopes her father can help her with Balmoral, but can she trust her father?
When Alice returns to England, she finds that the loyalties have switched. She needs to reorganize her plan. The ladies-in-waiting have gone their own ways, falling in love instead of looking for a “good” match.
Alice insists on keeping her mind on the perfect match with Balmoral, who is considerably older and fraught with health concerns. Although…there is a young man who notices her and becomes close to her.
Will she go with love or connections for herself and her young lady friends? It’s a twisted route throughout the palace to find the answer.