Maid of Wonder
When I first started at Simon & Schuster, Maid of Secrets, Book One in the Maids of Honor series, was a month from its on-sale date. Its path to publication had not been smooth (I won't bore you with the details). My job was to make the publication of Book Two, Maid of Deception, much smoother.
Thankfully, everything came together. And I fell in love with the Maids of Honor. It probably comes as no surprise that I'm not the first editor that agents think of when they're submitting Elizabethan era historical fiction. Before Maid of Secrets, I don't think I'd ever read anything set in that period. But Jenn is a fantastic writer, and we had a blast working together on Book Two. I had been interested in editing more books that examined the complicated relationships among teenage girls, and this series does just that (albeit in the late sixteenth century). So, shortly after turning Maid of Deception over to copy editing, I acquired the third book in the series--Maid of Wonder.
Maid of Wonder is a slight departure from the first two books in the series. Yes, we have intrigue and gowns and stolen kisses and death threats to the young Queen. But we also have a paranormal element, as our heroine, Sophia Dee, has the gift of Sight. She must use this gift (or is it a curse?) if she's to save the Queen's life.
Lucy Ruth Cummins oversaw the elegant design of the book.
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