Wednesday, June 2, 2010

She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell

She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell is a beautifully written historical novel about a young girl in the late 1800s who is preparing for her debut into New York society in order to snag the heir of the year, a move which will restore the tarnished name of her family.

I enjoyed every bit of this book, even the front and back covers are It's written in almost a Jane Austen style. It truly was like stepping back in time. Many historical novels make you feel like you're reading about the events, this one made me feel like I was there, walking alongside Clara Carter as she navigated through the drama and politics of the time. It seems that this author has found her voice in historical fiction as I enjoyed this much more than her contemporary novels.

About the book:
She’s loved by all... and known by no one.

As Clara Carter's social debut looms, she's been given one goal: secure the affections of the city's most eligible bachelor. As celebrity's spotlight turns her into a society-page darling, it seems she may just achieve this.

Yet life in the limelight feels hollow--until a man appears who seems to love her simply for who she is. But as gossip backlash turns ugly, Clara realizes it's not just her heart at stake. In a world where wealth and image are everything, is true love too high a price?

This book was provided for review by Bethany House Publishers

For more about Siri Mitchell and to see the other books she's written visit her website.

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