Miss Permilia Griswold may have been given the opportunity of a debut into New York high society, but no one warned her she wasn't guaranteed to "take." After spending the last six years banished to the wallflower section of the ballroom, she's finally putting her status on the fringes of society to good use by penning anonymous society gossip columns under the pseudonym "Miss Quill."
Mr. Asher Rutherford has
managed to maintain his status as a reputable gentleman of society
despite opening his own department store. While pretending it's simply a
lark to fill his time, he has quite legitimate reasons for needing to
make his store the most successful in the country.
overhears a threat against the estimable Mr. Rutherford, she's
determined to find and warn the man. Disgruntled at a first meeting that
goes quite poorly and results in Asher not believing her, she decides
to take matters into her own hands, never realizing she'll end up at
risk as well.
As Asher and Permilia are forced to work together
and spend time away from the spotlight of society, perhaps there's more
going on behind the scenes than they ever could have anticipated. . . .
I never knew what a snobbish bunch of people "Society" people could be. Wallflowers weren't even considered to have feelings. They were shunned and if someone had anything to do with them they were too.
I found the story to be delightful. Asher and Permilia don't want to admit they have feelings for each other as they work to solve the mystery of who wants to do away with Asher. I highly recommend this book.