Book Review: Masquerade by Nancy Moser

They risk it all for adventure and romance,
but find that love only flourishes in truth…


1886. Charlotte Gleason embarks from England with conflicting emotions. She is headed for New York to marry one of America’s wealthiest heirs–a man she has never even met. When her doubts gain the upper hand, she swaps identities with her maid Dora. 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. But what begins as the whim of a spoiled rich girl becomes a test of survival beyond her blackest nightmare.

For Dora, it’s the chance of a lifetime. She is thrust into a fairy tale amid ball gowns and lavish mansions, yet is tormented by the possibility of discovery–and humiliation. And what of the man who believes she is indeed his intended? Is this what her heart truly longs for?

Nancy Moser is the author of three inspirational humor books and a eighteen novels, including Mozart’s SisterJust Jane, and Time Lottery, a Christy Award winner. She is an inspirational speaker, giving seminars around the country. She has earned a degree in architecture; run a business with her husband; traveled extensively in Europe; and has performed in various theaters, symphonies, and choirs. She and her husband have three grown children and make their home in the Midwest. Read more about her books at

My Review: I really liked this one! The characters were entertaining,  lively and well developed, the story was full of intrigue & adventure and the spiritual content was subtle, yet well placed. I love historical fiction, especially set in New York City. I admit to having read some very similar plots, but I still enjoyed this story very much.  Highly recommended read!

*This book was provided for review by Bethany House.


2 thoughts on “Book Review: Masquerade by Nancy Moser

  1. Sounds good! I’ve read several of her books and have this one in my wish list at Amazon… I’m sure I’ll get to it eventually! I like historical fiction too, and hers are usually pretty entertaining. The Just Jane one was a bit bland for me, but I’ve really enjoyed the others (I think Washington’s Lady was my favorite!).

    Glad you enjoyed it 🙂 Happy Reading!!!

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