Both a school and a business enterprise, the Bright Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies capable of organizing powerful and rich marriages in the New World.
Adelaide naturally excels in her training and even makes some friends: the hot former washerwoman Tamsin and the beautiful Sirminican refugee Mira.
He manages to keep his true identity hidden from everyone but one: the intriguing Cedric Thorn, son of the rich owner of the Shining Court.
When Adelaide discovers that Cedric is hiding a dangerous secret of his own, they plot together to make the best of Adelaide's deception.
Complications soon arise: first, when they cross the treacherous seas from Osfrid to Adoria, and later, when Adelaide catches the attention of a powerful governor.
But no complication will be as daunting as the powerful attraction between Adelaide and Cedric.
An attraction that, if acted upon, would scandalize the shining Court and turn both of them into outcasts in the wilderness and wilderness.
Se graduó de la Universidad de Michigan y obtuvo una Maestría en Artes en Religión Comparada de la Universidad del Oeste de Michigan.
Actualmente reside en Seattle con su esposo mientras trabaja en el próximo premio de la Academia de Vampiros.