Librarian Phoebe O'Dunn deals in stories, but her passion for history has taught her that happy endings are rare. Her life in Knights Bridge, Massachusetts, is safe and uneventful...until she discovers the hidden room. Among its secrets is a cache of vintage clothing, including a spectacular gown - perfect for a gala masquerade in Boston.
In the guise of a princess, Phoebe is captivated by a handsome swashbuckler who's also adopted a more daring persona. Noah Kendrick's wealth has made him wary, especially of women: Everybody wants something. When Noah and Phoebe meet again in Knights Bridge, at first neither recognizes the other. And neither one is sure they can trust the magic of the night they shared - until an unexpected threat prompts them to unmask their truest selves. After all, it takes more than just the right costume to live out your personal fairy tale. It takes heart...and the courage to be more than you ever dreamed.
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Insipid! Boring at best!
A story in search of a plot
There is no story here--the previous book, The Lost Summer was OK and, set this book up. The author, however, repeated the story line from the first book over and over and over and over again ad nauseum.
Never. I enjoy reading books set in places that I have lived, so I gave this series a try. Fool me twice, shame on me.
Narrator was terrible. One might give the excuse that she had very little to work with, but in both this book and the first book, The Lost Summer, the narrator mixed up the names of the female characters and used the wrong female character name in at least one scene in each book! The narrator was probably so bored she was not following the story either.
If I could play book editor, I would fire the intern that worked on this book. Unless this was done as an editorial project by someone still in training I have no idea how a real editor could let the wholesale recollection of scenes from the author's other book dominate this one. The editor needs to go back to school.If I could play audio editor I would consume massive amounts of caffeine and stay awake long enough to hear the narrator mess up the names.
If the review program would allow no stars for the story, that's what I would have rated it.
- Jeannie M