Thursday, April 21, 2011

Masquerade by Nancy Moser

My Rating: 3 stars

About the book -  
They risk it all for adventure and romance,
but find that love only flourishes in truth...

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 "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 a 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?

My review - 
This is the first novel I've read by Nancy Moser, and what a great book to start off with! I really didn't think this would be as fun and exciting to read as it was. I thought I'd be bored most of the way and just try to get through it, but that wasn't the case at all. Although it did take a few pages for me to get engaged into the story, it was a great ride the rest of the way. What I loved most was the attention to detail she put into the story. Her descriptions of the dresses, jewels, sights, and smells. I felt like I was there experiencing it for myself. Everything seemed to flow and you really are taken on a journey with these two girls. Lottie and Dora's characters grew along the way and they found their purpose and who they are in life, along with love and some great friends. The combination of faith, adventure, romance, and scandal make this a great read you don't want to pass up.

To buy a copy of this book go HERE.

(This book was provided for review by Bethany House Publishers.)

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