The Reluctant Heiress by Eva Ibbotson
About the Book (from Amazon.com): "Being an heiress in 1920s Austria with nothing but a broken-down castle to your name and nary a penny in your purse could be frustrating for anyone but the Princess Theresa-Maria of Pfaffenstein. “Tessa,” however, is thrilled with her situation, as it allows her to concentrate on her love of the arts—and no one in the Viennese opera company need know that their delightful and charming under-wardrobe mistress is really a princess. But when the dashing self-made millionaire Guy Farne arrives at the opera in search of suitable entertainment for his high society guests, Tessa realizes that there may be more to life—and love—than just music. But while the attraction between them in undeniable, Guy’s insufferable snob of a fiancée only solidifies Tessa’s determination to keep her true identity a secret. Yet, after a chance meeting with the handsome Englishman, Tessa’s reserve begins to melt, and she starts to wonder if it’s not too late for a fairytale ending… "
I loved Ibbotson's fantasy books when I was younger, and discovering her historical fiction was a delight (A Countess Below Stairs is my favorite). So you can guess that I'm exstatic that she's releasing another one in this series. Though it's not really a series. More of a "collection" I guess.
The Reluctant Heiress will be offically released on May 28th, but is available early for order on Amazon.com: