Clara Bell is brought to Philadelphia to become a lady's maid to Peggy Shippen, the woman who would become Benedict Arnold's infamous wife. Clara finds herself plunged into a world of grand parties and shifting loyalties, Clara must decides where she stands amidst a world of deceit and illusions.
I wasn't sure how I would feel about his book, as I knew where the story was going, and that it would not end well. But instead I found myself swept away by this riveting novel. I loved how the story was told through Clara's eyes, she brought a groundedness to the story making it relatable and fresh.
The setting is vivid and lush, and the characters, even the side characters are fully rounded. This quickly because a read that was hard to put down, the more I read the more immersed I became in the story.
Ms. Pataki did a fantastic job taking this story and giving it her own flair, I loved Clara as the young heroine.
Overall this was a wonderful engagingly treacherous read, that made for an amazing read. I would definitely recommend this book to lovers of historical fiction! I will definitely be on the lookout for Ms. Pataki's next book.
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