I didn't enjoy this story as much as her previous ones. I don't believe she had as much historical information. I hope the others will bring the author back to sharing more history.
Bestselling author Susan Wiggs once again delights readers with her portrayal of unconventional women and the men who learn to love them. Abigail Cabot, the awkward, dowdy daughter of a powerful senator and sister to reigning beauty Helena, loves nothing more than stargazing. In fact, that's what she's doing when she discovers a couple in a passionate embrace in the garden. Embarrassed, Abby escapes, dropping her handkerchief in her hurry. Imagine her shock when the gentleman seducing the president's sister in plain view turns out to be freshman congressman James Calhoun. The rake's knowing winks and forward manner rile Abby like no one else ever has, not even the object of her long-standing unrequited love, Lt. Boyd Butler, the vice president's son. But nothing is as it seems in Wiggs's wonderful world. The ugly duckling turns into a swan, thanks to a fairy godmother in the form of a talented seamstress, but the prince is a surprise to everyone, including the newly transformed Abby. Meanwhile, the beautiful Helena is in love with a thoroughly unsuitable man, their next-door neighbor, absent-minded professor Michael Rowan, the only man who doesn't think Abby's affinity for astronomy is unnatural. But it appears that no one is going to get what they wish for--or worse, maybe they will.
Abigail Cabot thinks she's in love, until she meets the man who will teach her the "social graces" she lacks to win the man she wants. However, after meeting Jamie Calhoun, Abigail is no longer sure whom she loves.
This an unconventional story--there aren't enough books set during early American history.
This is an excellent book. I read it in two days because I could not put it down. The characters are so enjoyable to follow through the story line. Didn't want the story to end.