As a child, Susanna Smith insulted the cobblers son by insinuating that he wasn't good enough to be her prince. Years have passed since then, and Benjamin Ross is back in the area after earning his law degree, seeking to help those less fortunate. When Susanna is thrown into the middle of a mystery surrounding the deaths of several young women and a local runaway, she turns to Ben to help her seek justice. Can she put aside her own expectations? How far will she, as a Colonist, go to serve the crown?
I thought this story was fun at first, then I got to the end and realized that it was inspired by John and Abigail Adams, which made me like it all the more! I like that Susanna had to grow in her thinking about what actions were right and what was wrong in the 1760's, struggling with how to be loyal to the king when the taxes were a burden to those who weren't as wealthy as her family. I also liked the relationship she had with Ben. There banter was fun! If you are looking for a good, historical romance,than this one is for you!