This new book in the American Girls Collection tells a story about Felicity's best friend, Elizabeth Cole. It is set in the winter of 1775, between the Felicity books Felicity Saves the Day and Changes for Felicity.
Elizabeth, with the help of Felicity, loves to play pranks on her snobby older sister, sixteen-year-old Annabelle. When Annabelle becomes betrothed to a rich English nobleman, Elizabeth has a hard time understand why her sister is so happy to marry and move far away to England. Annabelle's betrothed, Lord Harry, turns out to be a clumsy, quiet young man who is ordered around by his older sister, Miss Priscilla. Elizabeth joins Annabelle's etiquette lessons with Miss Priscilla as an opportunity to play pranks on her sister, but her plan backfires. Due to her secret tricks, Annabelle behaves oddly, while Elizabeth appears a proper young lady. Because of this, Miss Priscilla decides she wants to take Elizabeth back to England with her after the wedding, to train her to fit into English society and later find a husband there. Elizabeth now must find a way to convince her parents and Miss Priscilla that she must remain in Virginia.
This wasn't a terrible book, but it was one of the more disappointing ones in the American Girls Collection. It was really different from the Felicity books. The plot was very silly, and Elizabeth seemed rather different from her character in Felicity's stories. And there was much less of the historical detail than in the main Felicity series. I'd recommend reading this book if you want to read the whole collection, otherwise you could probably pass on it. It's not a terrible book, but there's nothing really great about it, either.