First Lines: Everything I needed to wear beneath my clothes was already in place.
Historical fiction with a strong female character! I love it!
This is the story of Elizabeth, usually just called Bet. Elizabeth is a maid’s daughter who was taken in by the grand-uncle of the family her mother worked for when her mother died of typhoid. Bet and Will, the grand-nephew, have been friends since that day. While Bet is stuck at home, working as almost a companion to the old grand-uncle, Will is out getting expelled from school after school. Bet is sick of it, wanting an education of her own. So she formulates a plan: she’ll take Will’s place at school while he follows his own dream. But school isn’t exactly what Bet thought it would be. Especially not once she begins falling for her roommate…
I thought it was really cute. Bet’s a strong, driven character who’s got something to prove, not only to herself, but to everyone else that women shouldn’t just sit at home. I loved that.
I liked a lot of the characters. Will, Uncle, James. They were all great. Each one was different and had their own qualities.
I just liked the story! I don’t really know what else to say. It’s pretty short, so it’s a fast read. Some parts are pretty predictable right from the get-go, but even so, I liked reading it.