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A spoiled rich girl seeking adventure in 1880's New York escapes an arranged marriage by switching places with her maid, a scheme with unforeseen consequences.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House, 2010.
ISBN: 9780764207518
Branch Call Number: FICTION Moser Nancy 08/2010
Characteristics: 400 p. ;,22 cm.


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Jul 16, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed this story! It moves at a steady pace, provides great character development, and wonderfully entertains. I listened to the audio book. Often with audio books, I'm distracted by the voice/tone/method of the narrarator. However, this reader totally enhanced the experience of this book. I highly recommend it!

Oct 01, 2015

The strength of this story lies in the depiction of places, social customs and dress. The plot was predictable and the ending straight out of a fairytale.

Jul 06, 2015

Nice smooth read. I finished it in a couple days. Was light and pleasant. I actually have some of the author's other books on hold because I liked how light hearted it was to read

Aug 13, 2011

This is one of the best books I have read in a long time!! Its a must read!!!!!!!! i would recommend this book to anyone in need of a good book!

May 16, 2011

I love this authur I have read all of her mystery books but not of her historical fiction. She can tell a tale like no other. She moved through story very fluently and doesnt waste 10 pages talking about 1 certain subject. I love this book, and would recommend it to anyone/

Apr 17, 2011

Strange little number. Became a Xian novel half way through but what the hell.
A lady and her maid trade places and interesting lessons are learned in their new environment in USA.

Jan 14, 2011

Two friends leave England for new lives and adventure in America - one a socialite, the other a maid. When one of them decides to trade places for the thrill of adventure things do not go as planned. A "Prince and Pauper" story told with a 19th century twist. An enjoyable novel with a unique reminder that though plans are made not all end with expected results.


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Dec 15, 2011

Eighteen eighty-five, New York City. Charlotte Gleason, a rich heiress from London, travels to America to escape her tedious life by marrying the even wealthier Conrad Tremaine. Deciding, however, that an arranged marriage is not for her, she arranges for her maid, Maureen, to take her place. 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 Maureen, she lives a fairy tale complete with a prince--yet tormented by a wicked mother-in-law-to-be. Will their masquerade be discovered? Or 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.


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