"I promise I will not drug you and whisk you away." Longfield gave a devilish smile. "Unless you'd like that."
Julie Merton is determined to go to Paris to live as an artist, and she will not let her humble origins stand in her way. In a city gone mad over its first royal visitor, she seizes an unexpected opportunity, and soon the only thing standing between Julia and her dream of independence is a disturbingly handsome rake named Edward Longfield . . .
From society soirees to lowlife shindigs, drawing rooms to opium dens, 'The Remarkable Miss Julia Merton' is a wickedly funny romp through colonial Australia.