Tuesday, June 8, 2010

She Walks In Beauty

Clara Carter thinks she has plenty of time to find a way out of her debut into New York Society. However, when the De Vries family heir becomes the eligible bachelor of the social season, Clara's aunt decides that she will debut this year and somehow manage to get the De Vries heir to propose to her. Bound by family loyalty and society's tradition, Clara attempts to do all that her father and aunt desire for her to. In the end, she must choose between family, love, money and hope.

She Walks In Beauty is an enchanting story of one young woman's pursuit of love. But does she want the kind of love she is offered? Hard choices and learning family secrets have a way of making a person mature and that is exactly what happens to Clara in this book. The story is well-written and genuinely captures all of Clara Carter's emotions and experiences. I found myself not wanting to put this book down. I appreciate the way the author worked in social issues of the time. Poor immigrant housing and the extreme measures that women would subject themselves to in order to be beautiful were two of the main issues. Those issues can still be considered relevant in our culture today.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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