Saturday, May 10, 2014

She Walks in Beauty, by Siri Mitchell

From the Publisher:

For a young society woman seeking a favorable marriage in the late 1890s, so much depends on her social season debut. Clara Carter has been given one goal: secure the affections of the city's most eligible bachelor. Debuting means plenty of work--there are corsets to be fitted, dances to master, manners to perfect. Her training soon pays off, however, as celebrity's spotlight turns Clara into a society-page darling.

Yet Clara wonders if this is the life she really wants, especially when she learns her best friend has also set her sights on Franklin De Vries. When a man appears who seems to love her simply for who she is, and gossip backlash turns ugly, Clara realizes it's not just her heart at stake--the future of her family depends on how she plays the game.

My Review:

I loved this book!!! It has been sitting on my Kindle for a very long time waiting to be read. I am so glad I finally read it!

There wasn't a lot of spiritual matter in this book; however, it was present and everything else was Christian-appropriate. The historical parts of this book were fascinating... the ways women tortured themselves for the sake of beauty is just crazy.

I enjoyed the characters in this book as well as the storyline. I was not planning to write a review because this was just a "just because" book, but it was so good. The author must have done a fantastic job showing instead of telling because I could see Clara dancing and see the parlor or whatever was happening in each scene.

If you enjoy a good, long book (that doesn't drag), great characters, a fantastic story, and an interesting time-period... read this book!
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