Charlotte Gleason grew up having all the dresses, hats and jewels she could want. When she and her maid/BFF was sent to NYC so she could marry a man she’d never met she realizes it’s her chance for an adventure. Adventure is something she’d never had the chance to have. She swaps places with her maid Dora and they both set off for lives they never expected.
I thought this book would follow along an expected storyline but happily it didn’t. As I read there was several surprises throughout. Even the ending gave me a surprise.
Another thing I enjoyed was having some recognizable names thrown into the book. Mrs. Astor and the Vanderbilts were both guests at parties. Their personalities, their homes and even how respected they were in NYC society was talked about. I love when a historical fiction brings a book to life like that.
Overall I’d definitely recommend this book. It was a clean read, which I love. The characters referred to God and to scriptures, even to their lack of faith and how to regain it. At the end everything was all tied up, except one thing – one of the men AND his family was just left hanging!!! Which is why I left a star off. What happened to him and this other family that we readers came to know and care about? I’d still definitely choose another book by Moser though. I absolutely loved her writing style.
Let me know what you thought about Masquerade