Lucy Banning may live on the exclusive Prairie Avenue
among Chicago’s rich and famous, but her heart lies elsewhere.

to marry an up-and-coming banker from a respected family, Lucy fears she
will be forced to abandon her charity work — and the classes she’s
secretly taking at the newly opened University of Chicago. When she
meets an unconventional young architect who is working on plans for the
upcoming 1893 World’s Fair, Lucy imagines a life lived on her own terms.
Can she break away from her family’s expectations?