Sunday, May 29, 2011

An Unlikely Suitor: A Book Review

About The Book:

Spend a season in glamorous 1895 Newport in this compelling tale of friendship, devotion, and sacrificial love.

New York dressmaker Lucy Scarpelli befriends socialite Rowena Langdon as she's designing her 1895 summer wardrobe. Grateful for Lucy's skill in creating fashions that hide her physical injury, Rowena invites Lucy to the family mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, encouraging the unusual friendship.

One day Lucy encounters an intriguing man on the Cliff Walk, and love begins to blossom. Yet Lucy resists, for what Newport man would want to marry an Italian dressmaker working to support her family?

Rowena faces an arranged marriage to a wealthy heir she doesn't love, but dare a crippled girl hope for anything better?

And Lucy's teenage sister, Sofia, falls for a man well above her social class--but is he willing to give up everything to marry a woman below his station?

As the lives of three young woman--and their unlikely suitors--become entangled in a web of secrets and sacrifice, will the season end with any of them finding true happiness?

An Unlikely Suitor

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:

With delightful characters, well-written story lines that include mystery, suspense, romance, social class dynamics  and family dynamics. I absolutely adored the character of Lucy and how she interacted with characters such as her sisters, mother and others in the book. Nancy Moser is quickly becoming one of my favorite historical fiction authors, and An Unlikely Suitor definitely did not disappoint! She includes some amazing information about the historical facts in the novel, like descriptions of areas, customs, clothing and more. A fascinating book that will be loved by all historical fiction fans alike. 

I highly recommend An Unlikely Suitor and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: An Unlikely Suitor by Nancy Moser is available at your favorite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications and Baker Publisher Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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