Oct 092010

What Happens When An Heiress and Her Maid Swap Lives?

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Charlotte Gleason, a privileged only child of a prominent aristocratic family, has the terrible misfortune of being forced into an arranged marriage. Due to her family’s financial difficulties and a scandal involving her father, the only way Charlotte’s parents can protect and secure her future is to marry her off to an elite and wealthy American heir. Charlotte, a young girl eager to find love and adventure, does not easily concede to this plan. It is only because of the severity of her family’s situation and the realization that she has been very self-centered that Charlotte agrees to set sail for America.

Dora Connors, Charlotte’s maid, companion, and closest friend, is looking for an adventure and romance of her own, as well. Like her mistress, Dora wants to have a marriage built on mutual love and affection. Since Charlotte is soon to be married, Dora acknowledges that she may soon be dismissed from her position. Although she is allowed to accompany Charlotte on the trip overseas, Dora is unsure about what the future may hold for her.

During the eight day voyage to America, Charlotte and Dora take matters into their own hands and attempt to control their fates. They decide to swap lives! Once they land in America, Dora will assume the identity of Charlotte Gleason, society girl, and marry the wealthy Conrad Tremaine. While Charlotte, using the alias Lottie Hathaway, will have the romantic adventure she has been longing for!

Will they be able to pull off this deception? Will they regret their decision? Will swapping lives lead them to their life’s purpose? Continue reading »