This is a story of three young women who come to England for different reasons and find themselves in the center of the most scandal-filled court that England has ever seen. Eliza wants to be a playwright for the King's theater. Beth must marry well, she is very poor and still in love with her childhood sweetheart. Zabby, who is interested in science comes to England to further her studies and ends up saving the King's life. I found this to be a fun read of those times and finding out what happens to The Ladies In Waiting.