Sunday, May 30, 2010

She Walks in Beauty

“She Walks in Beauty” by Siri Mitchell is set in the Gilded Age in New York City. The Gilded Age was a time when debutantes looked forward to the social season in hopes of finding a husband and to secure their position in society. Ladies played the game in the middle of banquets and balls in order to achieve a lifetime of wealth and status. Clara Carter and her best friend Lizzie Barnes are on the verge to debut into New York society. While Lizzie is looking forward to the social season, Clara is dreading the dinners, balls and events to come. Both girls soon find that they are both trying to catch the De Vries heir and that their friendship will be tested. Clara is drawn to Harry De Vries but he is not the one her father and aunt want her to marry. Clara must choose between doing what her family wants for her or true love. This book was wonderfully written and easily takes you to a time we can only dream about. I received a free copy of this book to review from Bethany House.

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