Thursday, December 23, 2010
In “Masquerade” by Nancy Moser we meet Charlotte Gleason. Charlotte comes from a well to do family in England. Her family has fallen on hard times and her parents arrange for a marriage with a wealthy heir in America. Charlotte and her lady’s maid, Dora, are set to travel to America to meet her intended husband and his family. Charlotte does not want to marry without love and she also wants a chance to live her life. She convinces Dora to swap places with her. Charlotte will go stay with Dora’s family in America while figuring out what she intends to do with her life and Dora will marry the wealthy heir. Things start to unravel when Charlotte has no place to stay and no money. She has to survive the best she can. Dora is plagued with guilt over what she is doing and tries her best not to get caught. The two friends are put to the test and so is their friendship. I received a free copy of this book to review from Bethany House.