Set in 1885, Masquerade has everything fans of historical romances expect: romance, laughter, secrets. The characters are charming as they learn to be careful what they wish for.
Charlotte Gleason is a wealthy young lady yearning for something more than her tedious life. When her parents send her to New York to marry, Charlotte switches places with her maid, Dora, on the ship. It becomes a test of survival amid poverty beyond Charlotte’s worst nightmares. Dora is living a fairy tale but is tormented by guilt and the presence of another love that will not die. (BETHANY HOUSE, Aug., 368 pp., $14.99)