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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Masquerade Book Review




Masquerade by Nancy Moser

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 when this chance of a lifetime turns into her blackest nightmare, can her faith and hope survive?

I love a book that you can get caught up in and this is one of those for me. Although it seemed like everything that could possibly go wrong for Charlotte, did go wrong, it was very entertaining to read. From the moment Charlotte (a very pampered, nieive rich girl) sets foot in America she has one bad thing after another happen. Charlotte makes a new friend and sets out on a very different way of life than she had planned. She finds herself living very differently than she had planned, she finds a job and a place to live, but she’s not sure if she wants this life or her old life back. An  old friend from her past turns up unexpectedly and sets Charlotte on a course of self discovery. Charlotte soon learns what is important in her life.

Dora the maid is overwhelmed by the life she is thrown into, but she is very adaptable and charming and is quiet enjoying her new life, yet there is always the worry that she will be discovered.

In the back of this book Nancy Moser has given a good explanation of Fact or Fiction that shows some real people, places and things that are interwoven into the story. Nancy has also included some pictures of the Fashions of the late 1800’s when the story takes place.

I highly recommend this Christian Romance book.

Nancy Moser is the author of three inspirational humor books and a eighteen novels, including Mozart's Sister, Just Jane, and Time Lottery, a Christy Award winner. She is an inspirational speaker, giving seminars around the country. She has earned a degree in architecture; run a business with her husband; traveled extensively in Europe; and has performed in various theaters, symphonies, and choirs. She and her husband have three grown children and make their home in the Midwest. Read more about her books at

~I received a product sample in order to write my review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed are mine.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Hopping over from the blog hop :)
already a follower but wanted to say HI! and hope you have a great weekend!