This a very pretty historical fiction about a girl who loves birds and would like to pick her own path in live - and who also is falling in love for the first time. With a girl.
I really liked how the romance wasn't life or death for Garnet, that her real struggle was telling her mother she wanted to go to college and have a career rather than marrying her boyfriend from home, who she likes well enough but isn't passionate about. Garnet's aunt lives with a female "companion" that some of the family is scandalized about, but not Garnet. The brief mention of intimate female friendships being common in the Victoria era but shocking into the Jazz Age was a nice touch. It was interesting for a character in a YA novel to see her sexual desires in some sort of historical context and be so mature about it. Interesting, but probably not realistic.