Monday, August 30, 2010

Masquerade: Book Review

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?

BEHIND THE STORY: This book gave me a chance to incorporate all the girlie things I love: gorgeous dresses, balls, opulent mansions, and romance. It's as if I took all the scenes I would want to read and put them together. Also, to whet my fashion passion, every time I had my characters wear a gown, I found a real picture from a period publication and have included eight of those illustrations in the back of the book. Enjoy the luscious gowns while you're wearing your comfy jeans!

About The Author:

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

My Review:

I knew the first time that I read Nancy Moser's work in The Mustard Seed Series, and The Seat Beside Me that I had found a favorite author. The most recent release by Moser, Masquerade, does not disappoint.

Although I am very content with my life, I have often wondered just what it would be like to life like "the other half". You know, the wealthy and famous folks. Well, I know that I am where I am supposed to be and doing what God wants me to do. Therefore, I can live vicariously through Moser's novel of switching identities! This is a historical version of Freaky Friday or 13 Going on 30! 

I love Christian Historical Fiction, and Moser's writing bring you to a whole different world full of beautiful gowns, servants, royalty and  romance! This was a very easy and quick read  and I absolutely loved the attention that Moser paid to be exquistitely historically accurate!

If you love historical fiction, you will absolutely love this book!

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Masquerade by Nancy Moser online here, directly from Bethany House Publishers. It is also available at your local Christian bookseller

***I received a complimentary copy of this book courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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