Monday, September 16, 2013

The Invention of Sarah Cummings

Author: Olivia Newport
Publisher: Revell
September 2013
ISBN: 978-0800720407
Genre: Historical romance

In a world where everyone is putting on a show, there is a love that is genuine.

Sarah Cummings has one goal in life--to break into Chicago's high society. Desperate to stop serving dinner to members of the wealthy Banning family and to start eating at society tables, Sarah spends her meager free time altering cast-off gowns to create the perfect wardrobe for her future life.

When opportunity knocks at a chance meeting, she presents herself as Serena Cuthbert, weaving a fictitious past to go with her fictitious name. But as she gets closer to her goal--and closer to Simon Tewell, director of St. Andrew's Orphanage--Sarah finds that she must choose between the life she has and the life she dreams of.

Can she piece together the perfect life from scraps? Or will it all come unraveled in the face of true love?

THE INVENTION OF SARAH CUMMINGS is the third book in Ms. Newport’s Avenue of Dreams series. Readers will want to read The Pursuit of Lucy Banning, and The Dilemma of Charlotte Farrow first as they are all tied together. I feel that THE INVENTION OF SARAH CUMMINGS was the best in the series. I was enticed by the premise—a maid, pretending to be high society…  Really. In real life, it probably never would’ve happened. But in this world of fantasy, she knew how to act, had access to clothes and jewelry, and carried it off… Until…

You’ll have to read THE INVENTION OF SARAH CUMMINGS.  It kept me engaged until the end. Great book. $14.99. 304 pages. 5 stars.

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