Tuesday, October 12, 2010


by Nancy Moser

From the book: 1886. Charlotte Gleason embarks from England with conflicting emotions. She is headed for New York to marry one of America's wealthiest heirs - a man she has never even met. When her doubts gain the upper hand, she swaps identities with her maid, Dora. She wants a chance at a "real life", even if it means giving up financial security. For Charlotte, it's a risk she's willing to take. But what begins as the whim of spoiled rich girl becomes a test of survival beyond her blackest nightmare.

For Dora, it's the chance of a lifetime. She is thrust into a fairy tale amid ball gowns and lavish mansions, yet is tormented by the possibility of discovery - and humiliation. And what of the man who believes she is indeed his intended? Is this what her heart truly longs for?

From me: This is THE best novel I have read in awhile - the characters were well-developed and interesting. The storyline drew me in and I didn't want to stop reading! This book is going on my shelf to be re-read on a rainy day!

Thanks to Bethany House Publishers for offering me a free copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.


Odie Langley said...

I am sure you will have everyone wondering what happened to those two women. Now we'll have to get the book for ourselves. Thanks for stimulating our need for reading.