Monday, September 16, 2013
Book Review: The Invention of Sarah Cummings (2013)
The Invention of Sarah Cummings is the third book in Cummings' Avenue of Dreams series set in Chicago at the end of the 19th century. Sarah Cummings is leading a double life. In reality, she is Sarah Cummings, a servant to the wealthy Banning family. In her dreams, she's a society lady named Serena Cuthbert. Her rich persona is not an orphan, she's always had a comfortable even luxurious life. There are people in Chicago who know her as Sarah and people in town who know her as Serena. She's hoping her two worlds will never collide. Her biggest dream of all: using Serena to catch her dream man. And at first, it appears like she might have a chance. Of course, nothing is certain. And just because a man gives her attention now and then does not mean she should start planning the wedding. She's not quite that foolish. But she seems willing to do whatever it takes to keep herself living the good life. But this becomes more difficult with each passing week...
It isn't just Mr. Townsend she is deceiving, she's become best friends with a new resident, Lillie Wagner. The two become very close in a short amount of time. My guess is that Lillie may be the next heroine we meet?! I certainly wouldn't mind reading that book!
I liked this one. I liked the second and third books in the series better than the first book.
© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible