Monday, August 23, 2010

Masquerade

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Masquerade
Bethany House (August 1, 2010)

by

Nancy Moser



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nancy Moser is the award-winning author of over twenty inspirational novels. Her genres include contemporary stories including John 3:16 and Time Lottery, and historical novels of real women-of-history including Just Jane(Jane Austen) and Washington's Lady (Martha Washington). Her newest historical novel is Masquerade. Nancy and her husband Mark live in the Midwest. She’s earned a degree in architecture, traveled extensively in Europe, and has performed in numerous theaters, symphonies, and choirs. She gives Sister Circle Seminars around the country, helping women identify their gifts as they celebrate their sisterhood. She is a fan of anything antique—humans included. Find out more at

www.nancymoser.com and www.sistercircles.com.


ABOUT THE BOOK

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


1886, New York City: Charlotte Gleason, a rich heiress from England, escapes a family crisis by traveling to America in order to marry the even wealthier Conrad Tremaine.

She soon decides that an arranged marriage is not for her and persuades her maid, Dora, to take her place. 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. What begins as the whim of a spoiled rich girl wanting adventure becomes a test of survival amid poverty beyond Charlotte's blackest nightmares.

As for Dora, it's the chance of a lifetime. She lives a fairy tale complete with gowns, jewels, and lavish mansions--yet is tormented by guilt from the possibility of discovery and the presence of another love that will not die. Is this what her heart truly longs for?

Will their masquerade be discovered? Will one of them have second thoughts? There is no guarantee the switch will work. It's a risk. It's the chance of a lifetime.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Masquerade, go HERE.


View the book trailer:





MY THOUGHTS

Oh what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive!

I discovered Nancy Moser when I read Washington's Lady and Just Jane and she quickly became a must-read author for me. She is an expert at writing historical fiction - incredibly researched and including many factual places, events, and people. Masquerade is another wonderful novel. When Charlotte made the desperate and bold move to switch identities with Dora, she discovered that her genteel upbringing has rendered her ill-prepared for the harsh realities of life beyond the proverbial "silver spoon in the mouth." She learns much about society, others, and most importantly, herself. Nancy Moser has created an intriguing cast of characters, including plenty of female drama. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.



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6 comments:

Marketing Representative for Foster Benefit Resources, Inc. said...

I'm sold! I want to read this one for sure!! Thank you for sharing your review.
Chel

Diana said...

Hey girl! Hope you had a great weekend.

Kim said...

Isn't Nancy brilliant! Who would have thought of this plot...and made it WORK?! I loved it!!

Cathy said...

Thanks for another great review! So much to read and not enough time to get to them all. lol

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I just finished The Carousel Painter! Loved it and have passed it on to my girl child!

Thanks again!

Blessings
R

quilly said...

This sounds like a great read! I love the premise. So much potential for disaster!

In other news -- you've won Punny Monday! In fact, you were the only one with the right answer. Barbara came close, but not close enough. Congratulations!