About the book:
When her father is falsely imprisoned for slave trading, Catherine Newbury finds her English world turned upside down. Whisked away with trusted servants to America, she is forced to disguise her past and create a completely new life. Taking on a servant's last name, Catherine becomes an accomplished seamstress whose dress designs are sought throughout Philadelphia.
Carter Danby, an architect who was touring England, met Catherine at a party in her English home the very night she was forced to flee. Five years later they meet again when his sister and mother come for a design consultation. Carter is sure he's met the dark-haired beauty before, but can't quite place her….
Drawn to Catherine, yet realizing she is hiding a painful past, Carter longs to create a future together with her. Catherine desires above all else to see her father set free—even at the cost of her own dreams. Will love be the sacrifice?
Growing up wealthy and privileged in Bath, England, Catherine Newbury's life changes forever, when her father is falsely imprisoned and his lands and fortune seized. Her own life in danger, Catherine is sent to America with her family's trusted servants. She must hide her identity and carve out a new life for herself. She becomes an accomplished seamstress and dress designer, with her patterns and designs sought by all. All the while, Catherine saves her money, hoping to save enough to help free her father.
When Catherine meets Carter Danby, a young man she'd met several years earlier when he toured England, she worries that her family's secrets will be revealed. She trusts that her faith in God will provide a way for her to help her father and, perhaps, find her way to true love.
Like the first book in the series A Lady of High Regard, this was a fun, historical read. It's a complete stand alone book, however, and they need not be read in order. I really liked Catherine and Carter. Christian without being overly preachy, the characters are likeable and the story is interesting.
A entertaining, yet easy read. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Thanks to my local library for having a copy I could borrow. You can purchase your own copy here.
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