Hanna knows all about hard work. For years she's labored to complete her apprenticeship and become a pastry chef. Driven from her home once before, she's willing to endure whatever it takes to keep her position in the palace kitchens of Northhelm.
But when she finally has a chance for all her dreams to come true, everything goes wrong. In danger of losing both her future as a pastry chef, and the man she's loved for years, Hanna will have to decide if she's ready to fight for herself, as well as for Stefan.
The Coronation Ball is a novelette of approximately 15,000 words that follows Hans's sister after she flees Rangmere to build a life in Northhelm. It is an expanded version of a short story previously titled The Pastry Chef's Apprentice, published in the anthology Happily Ever Afters.