There are so many things a fake smile does for you. It gives you control, especially when less than positive things are happening around you. It could keep you from exploding or having a serious fit in the wrong place.
‘Exact’ is how I would describe this book. Candace Simpson-Giles simply tells the lady in waiting what she is to do and what she isn’t to do matter-of-factly, an approach I appreciate 100%. She is not kept guessing or given double meanings.