4 1/2 stars
I have to be careful what I say in this review
because I could so easily spoil the story. But I'll do my best. In a
nutshell, a young woman assumes the identity of her heiress 1/2 sister
when her sister perishes in the sinking of the Lusitania.
goes on and marries her sister 's fiance and takes her place at a manor
house in England. Her husband is promptly called back to the war and she
is left with her fabrications ...and new relatives. Will they see
through her facade?
I loved the premise of this story. Swapping
roles and hidden identities fascinate me. So I was really excited to
find this book at the library.
At times the heroine disappointed
me and I didn't like who she was becoming. But when I took my self
righteous soul aside for a chat I realized that the character was
reacting exactly as we would expect her to act in those circumstances.
It was REAL even if it wasn't heroic.
And the ending was good.
Very good. Satisfying on so many levels though I still wish there was
yet another epilogue cos I still want a few answers...
Bottom line : well worth a read!
SEX : two encounters between married individuals. I didn't find it vulgar or offensive but not recommended for YA readers.
VIOLENCE : None, although there is a shipwreck
PROFANITY : Mild
ELEMENTS : Hettie has hallucinations? sees a ghost? its not clear to
her any more than it is to us. She has gone through major trauma so it
wouldn't be unusual to have 'breakdown ' type nightmares.
MY RATING : PG -13 (for NA or Adult readers -because of sexual content )