Felicity Merriman is as strong and spirited as her beautiful horse Penny, named for her fiery independence. Felicity believes that the colonies should be independent, too, and not ruled by a king who lives far away. When Felicity's father decides the king's tax on tea is unfair, he decides to stop selling tea in his store. Felicity agrees with his decision, but she sees that it angers her grandfather and begins to draw a line between her and her best friend, Elizabeth. Felicity finds herself torn between her deep love for her grandfather and Elizabeth, and her own loyalties. Is staying true to her beliefs worth the risk of hurting the people she cares about? Book jacket.Tripp, Valerie is the author of 'Felicity's Story Collection', published 2005 under ISBN 9781593690472 and ISBN 1593690479.