Get swept away in the lavish world of Chicago’s high society in the gilded age.
Lucy Banning may live on the exclusive Prairie Avenue among Chicago’s rich and famous, but the expectation that she will marry an up-and-coming banker makes her question where her heart lies. The garb of a well-dressed wife may not fit as well as the life she dreams of.
When Lucy meets Will, an unconventional young architect working on plans for the upcoming 1893 World’s Fair, she begins to believe a life on her own terms might be possible. But when secrets not Lucy’s to tell get in the wrong hands, Lucy only wants to keep everyone safe.
A life of glitz and grandeur, stark social concerns, and the courage to cross lines for her convictions challenge Lucy to find her own way—and the answer to the question of whether she will ever be loved for who she truly is.