Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Book: Masquerade

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Bethany House (August 1, 2010)

Nancy Moser


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.

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.


This is a "modern-er" version of The Prince and The Pauper and I for one, really enjoyed it.  The characters are female instead of male, but being set in the early 1900's I think that gives it the added twist that the girls really don't have control over their lives anyway.

This is the second Nancy Moser book I've read and I really appreciate how she writes.  You get a feel for the time period with all the detail she puts in.  It's not overwhelming, but it really helps you create the scene in your mind rather than the plot being able to be set in any time period.

Both my mom and I felt that the first half of the book is a bit slow, but once you get into it you just can't put it down!

1 comment:

  1. Love Moser! Saw a review for this pop up yesterday but I like how you likened this to a modern retelling of The Prince and the Pauper. I can see that. I look forward to reading this one!


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