At the beginning of the modern age in Paris, young Prince Sebastian is being pressured by his parents to find a bride. But Sebastian is leading a double life: a prince by day and Lady Crystallia by night. But when a young dressmaker named Francis designs a scandalous dress for a client, Sebastian must have her create more marvelous frocks for him to wear about town as is alter ego. As Francis’ creations draw more attention in their own right, remaining a secret tailor is keeping her from her dream of being a famous designer.
With a fairy tale setup like this, you can likely guess the beats a story like this will hit. This book hits them all with heartwarming ease, allowing the reader to quickly relate to all the characters and enjoy the simple, flowing, and beautiful art. This is an adorable story about being true to yourself; be it your identity or your art. 4.5 stars.