Set in 1885 New York, Masquerade by Nancy Moser is an inspiring story about a wealthy heiress, Charlotte Gleason and her maid, Dora Connors. To avoid family shame, Charlotte must leave her beloved England to marry a wealthy American, Conrad Tremaine. During their voyage, Charlotte and Dora switch places taking control of lives – a new beginning of adventure in America.
Nancy Moser writes a compelling story that is inspiring. The author deals with the illusions of controlling one’s own destiny and the importance of receiving God’s guidance. She also shows how Charlotte and Dora’s heart issues – jealousy, vanity and insecurity – are used to develop true character that begins from within.
This book is an easy to read with vivid imagery and well-developed characters. It is filled with suspense, plot twists, and drama. Both protagonists experience the reality of their choices – Charlotte, experiencing the unpleasantness of real life and Dora, struggling to conform to the rigors of a privileged life in gilded cage. Both protagonists are faced with challenges that have them rethinking their decision to switch identities – only God’s guidance can free them. This is an excellent read! Once you start it, you won’t want to put it down!