(Tyndale House Publishers)
July 2014/368 pages/$14.99
In Hollywood during the Roaring Twenties, Celeste DuFrane has it all. Her father’s work with color movie film opens doors that lead to the stardom she’s always aspired to. But after losing her mother, she discovers that half the estate has been left to a woman accused of killing Celeste’s baby sister before Celeste was even born.
Dana Lundgren arrives on the steps of the DuFrane mansion having spent most of her life imprisoned for a crime that never happened. After accusing her of murder so many years ago, why did Marguerite DuFrane leave her a sizeable inheritance?
As Celeste and Dana learn each other’s stories, they come up with more questions than answers. Then a surprising discovery begins to fill in the missing pieces: Marguerite DuFrane’s written confession, penned shortly before her death. Uncovering the treachery and deceit that changed the course of countless lives—most of all, their own—the two women find more than they ever dreamed of.
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I'm a big fan of Allison Pittman's writing. Her series set in the Roaring Twenties showcases the rapidly changing technology, hemlines, and morals that accompanied this decade. This story alternates between the setting of 1925 and the events of twenty years earlier while at the same time weaving in a confessional letter from Celeste's mother. As I read, I kept thinking of the old proverb, Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. A "cameo appearance" by evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson adds to this fascinating tale.
isclosure of Material Connection: I received an advanced copy of this book free from Tyndale House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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