Popsugar Reading Challenge category: A book with a main character who uses a mobility aid
Book: One for All, by Lillie Lainoff
This is a swashbuckling adventure about a young woman in 18th-century France who attends a secret academy for female Musketeers. There, in the hopes of avenging her father's murder, Tania learns about court intrigues, spying, and the heart of any Musketeer novel: swordfighting.
Tania has a little-understood condition that causes her to have dizzy spells that come and go. (In an afterword, the author talks about Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome.) As with many disabilities, there are times when it doesn't get in her way, other times when she can work around it, and still others when it comes crashing down on her. Tania uses assistive devices such as railings around her home to catch herself during dizzy spells, specially designed breeches to steady her, and a rope-and-pulley system (sort of a hand-powered elevator) because stairs are difficult for her.
There are wild chases, devious flirtations, stakeouts in disguise, and the all-important sword battles. But the heart of the book is the sisterhood between to Musketeers: bubbly Thea, force-of-nature Portia, mysterious Aria, and the indomitable Tania. The "All for one, one for all" spirit definitely runs strong in this sisterhood.