Felicity's family is getting ready for Christmas and her mother is working extra hard. Felicity gets an invitation to a dance at the governor's palace and wants to go, but Ben, an apprentice, doesn't think she should since the governor is naturally a loyalist, meaning he supports the British Crown in it's argument with the colonies.
Felicity would like to go and wear a new dress, but before her mother can finish it she becomes quite ill and Felicity has to help care for her, making it look like she will not be going to the dance after all. Meanwhile. there are fewer people shopping at her father's store since he is not a loyalist.
In the end Felicity's friend comes through as do others and Felicity is able to go to the dance.
An interesting look into just how split the colonies were as far as their argument with the British Crown goes, split enough to even have an effect on who shops where and whether it's even right to attend the party at the governor's mansion.
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