[CFBA Tour&Review]Masquerade by Nancy Moser

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This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Masquerade
Bethany House (August 1, 2010)
by

Nancy Moser

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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.

ABOUT THE BOOK

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.

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My Review:
This is a first for me by this author and I will admit that I highly enjoyed her work! She drew me in from the first page and kept me hooked til the end. Her talent at penning a story is outstanding and I will definitely be adding her to my growing list of wonderful authors that I love.

Have you ever wished you lived someone else’s life because you think they have it better than you? If so, then this is a perfect and quirky novel for you to read! This is a historical novel, and while I LOVE historicals, that is not what drew me in to this story. What drew me in was the storyline of Charlotte, an English heiress, being sent to America to meet a wealthy heir whom her parents arranged for her to wed. Along the journey, she decides she wants to live a “normal” life and she changes places with her lady’s maid. It was definitely a different and unique plot with excellently crafted characters, beautiful historic detail, a wonderful spiritual message from God about being happy with who you are,a touch of mystery and even a little romance woven in when someone starts to lose their heart!

I give this book 4 stars and two thumbs up, along with recommendation to all who not only like historical novels, but who like those sweet, unique and witty stories! I am looking forward to the next Nancy Moser novel and will definitely be checking out her past works!

23 August, 2010
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