The fireworks were spectacular that Fourth of July 1898, but momentous and strange events were about to commence that would change Zebulon Montgomery's life. What event could so change this Yale student's life forever? The sight of a petite, strawberry-blond woman with a peach-colored parasol. Zebulon, upon receiving her address, begins writing letters to the mysterious beauty. In the Victorian era bursting with change yet fighting the unfamiliar, their romance will be tested in every way, forced to fight preconceived notions of what is right and proper.