The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy
After months of boring work in a bakery and being turned down by every medical school she's applied to, Felicity strikes upon an opportunity that she can't resist. Her estranged former friend Johanna is set to marry Felicity's idol, Dr. Platt, who might be willing to take a woman on as an apprentice. Felicity concocts a scheme to get to Germany, which requires the assistance of a lady pirate with an entirely different set of motives. One should never meet one's idols though; Dr. Platt turns out to be far from the enlightened physician that Felicity has made him out to be. As it turns out, Johanna's not too exited about marrying him, so the two, along with awesome lady pirate, Sim, head off on their own adventure.
This book, like its predecessor, is tons of fun - this time with a decidedly feminist slant. Lee has created characters that readers will root for no matter what shenanigans they've gotten themselves into. An author's note at the end reveals real-life women who inspired the women in the story.