Monday, May 9, 2011

An Unlikely Suitor

New York dressmaker Lucy Scarpelli befriends socialite Rowena Langdon as she's designing her 1895 summer wardrobe. Grateful for Lucy's skill in creating fashions that hide her physical injury, Rowena invites Lucy to the family mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, encouraging the unusual friendship.

One day Lucy encounters an intriguing man on the Cliff Walk, and love begins to blossom. Yet Lucy resists, for what Newport man would want to marry an Italian dressmaker working to support her family?

Rowena faces an arranged marriage to a wealthy heir she doesn't love, but dare a crippled girl hope for anything better?

And Lucy's teenage sister, Sofia, falls for a man well above her social class--but is he willing to give up everything to marry a woman below his station?

As the lives of three young woman--and their unlikely suitors--become entangled in a web of secrets and sacrifice, will the season end with any of them finding true happiness?

If you would like to read the first chapter of An Unlikely Suitor, go HERE.

Book Review

Meet Lucy, the seamstress and main character of An Unlikely Suitor.    No, I am  not kidding.   This is the photo that Nancy Moser used as her inspiration for her character.    One of the things that I love about reading a Nancy Moser is the research she puts into her books.    I love reading her blog to find out her

It is so easy to get drawn into her story lines when I can read her research about the time period.   She even posts the pictures of the houses she uses as her inspiration as well.     Love, love, love it!

With all Nancy's research and love of her characters and the time period, is it any wonder that her books are so wonderful?     Every page of an Unlikely Suitor not only was historically accurate, but an entertaining read that I would read again.    

1 comment:

The Japanese Redneck said...

The olden days sound so harsh with social classes and arranged marriages.