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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Cover Alert! The Invention of Sarah Cummings

Can I just say I Love this Cover and This Series!  
I will more than likely review this book here as  I have done for the others In the Avenue of  Dreams  series  So  watch for it in September.

Book 3 in the Avenue of Dreams series (Revell, September 2013)
Sarah Cummings has one goal in life-to break into Chicago’s high society. Desperate to stop serving dinner and to start eating at society tables, Sarah alters cast-off gowns from the wealthy Banning women to create lustrous, flattering dresses of her own. On a whim at a chance meeting, she presents herself as Serena Cuthbert, weaving a fictitious past to go with her fictitious name. But as she gets closer to Simon Tewell, the director of St. Andrew’s Orphanage, Sarah finds that she must choose between the life she has and the life she dreams of. Will she sacrifice love to continue her pretense? Or can Simon show her that sometimes you don’t have to pretend for dreams to come true?

The Property of a Lady By Elizabeth Alder

Summary:An emerald from an aristocratic Russian family tiara, missing since the Bolshevik Revolution, turns up in Geneva and provides the key to an international cat-and-mouse game of intrigue and espionage. Filled with vivid descriptions of characters and places, the book is at once a love story, a mystery, and a spy thriller that will transport you  to such exotic locales as Russia, Istanbul, and the teeming streets of New York's Lower East Side. The search for the mystery lady who put the gem up for sale.

My Thoughts:
This is another Gem I found in our local library for a couple of years I have been intrigued by this book because of the tiara on the cover. The story focus's on the emerald from the tiara and the the fictional  Imperial  family the Ivanoffs. The storydoes go from time to time pretty quickly and it does  spend time on the characters one by one  so that you get to know them and thier motivations. I just wished it didn't jump from era to era  they way it did. Great spy story and and lots of twist and turns with a litle bit of Royalty mixed in.   It isn't a must read but if you see it in your library check it out  it is worth reading ona  cold  and rainy weekend.