Girl or boy? That’s the question Cole Renfew must answer in, “The Trousseau.” More
Gen is taking care of her younger sister the best way she can—survival by robbery. The girls conceal their identities as young boys, all while running from a cruel father. But one day, they choose the wrong men to steal from—Cole and Merrick—and without warning, the tables turn on them. To Gen’s surprise, Lord Cole puts Gen to work on rebuilding his castle wall while Cal, her sister, whom they have discovered is a girl, works in the kitchens. Gen’s days start and end with carrying brick and rock and using her knowledge of weaponry to help build catapults to protect Lord Cole’s castle. Gen tries to keep her identity secret and does a good job of it until Cole finds out and demands the truth about the two girls. It isn’t long, before Cole is barraged with surprise after surprise, until he finds himself giving up a Trousseau that is meant for his bride.