BOOK REVIEW – THE CAPTIVE IMPOSTER
BOOK REVIEW – THE CAPTIVE IMPOSTER by DAWN CRANDALL
What happens when you’re living in anonymity, and you meet the love of your life? What happens when his family loathes the very air your family breathes? And what happens when he himself despises the sort of person your true identity is known to be?
Wealthy heiress, Estella Everstone, is sent away when her brother is murdered. Taking an alias and working as a companion, she adjusts to life without the gilt and glitter. And this is who Dexter Blakely falls in love with. Will Estella reveal to him her true identity? Will he turn his back on her if she does? Or will she marry under her pretense?
Once again, Ms. Crandall has crafted a story with complexities, with cruel twists, and a compelling plot. In a twist on Romeo and Juliet, she had created two families with secrets to hide. Two families who are thrust together when tragedy strikes. The human emotion Ms. Crandall brings to life, Estella’s fear of heartache—both hers and Dexter’s—and her dread at revealing her true identity. Her good intentions to tell him, time and again. And the very plausible reasons—excuses—that she does not. This story is taut, and I was urging Estella to do what she knows she must. I felt her dread, and I felt her heart as angst.
Ms. Crandall has skillfully continued the saga of The Everstone Chronicles, with a cast of characters extended from the first two books in the series. I look forward to the fourth story in this series.
DAWN CRANDALL is an ACFW Carol Award-nominated author of the award winning series The Everstone Chronicles from Whitaker House.
Dawn is represented by Joyce Hart of Hartline Literary. Apart from writing books, Dawn is also a first-time mom to a precious little boy (born March 2014) and also serves with her husband in a pre-marriage mentor program at their local church in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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