The author is my friend and brilliant writer Susan Hill Long.
The Magic Mirror:
Concerning a Lonely Princess, a Foundling Girl, a Scheming King and a Pickpocket Squirrel
Don't you just love that title?
Okay, drum roll, please.....
From the jacket flap:
Maggie is a girl of no account. The good folk of Lesser Dorste all look away, for she’s a foundling cursed with a crutch. She doesn’t even want to look at herself—till the day she’s given a magic mirror. And what she sees in the mirror sends her straightaway on a journey to the royal city.
Others, too, are making their way: A monk with a tragic history and a boy with an uncertain future. A princess with a dark secret and a lord with wicked ambitions. A mad- woman with a checkered past and a beggar with a air for the dramatic.
In this twisty-turny tale of mistaken identities, missed connections, and loves lost and found, these wanderers and more will meet Maggie on her journey to heal herself . . . and her kingdom.
Add this one to your list, y'all.