Monday, August 23, 2010

CFBA Presents MASQUERADE by Nancy Moser

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing

(Bethany House - August 1, 2010)

Nancy Moser


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 and


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.

View the book trailer:


Nancy Moser inspires me not just because she's a talented writer (which she is) but because she's been able to master the art of engrossing storytelling across multiple genres. Whether they're set in the past, the present, or the future, her novels never fail to deliver.

In Masquerade, Moser takes us from England to America in 1886. She spins a tale of two young women who decide to live life on their own unconventional terms. In a Prince-and-the-Pauper-style twist, Charlotte and Dora trade places, never expecting the challenges they'll face.

For the most part, the story moves along at a fast pace and held my interest throughout. My only disappointment was that aspects of the end seemed a little too neat and easy. But that's a very tiny disappointment. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Masquerade and highly recommend it.

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