I was recently given the opportunity to read & review the book: The Chaperone by: Laura Moriarty thanks to the folks at BlogHer Book Club.
This book was both captivating, intriguing and just a plain easy read.
In the beginning chapters of the book, the author really does a great job introducing the characters and setting up the deeper plot that comes later int he book. She really brings Cora to life, depicting her as a typical Kansas housewife that ends up being a chaperone to the character Louis on a trip to New York City. Cora, while going as a chaperone, has reasons herself for making this trip.
In the middle of the book, things really get good. I went page after page reading about Cora’s life history and how life was back in the 1920′s. It really was an eye opener to life back then.
I won’t tell you about the end, but it’s definitely worth a read. Draw up your bath, light a few candles, and put yourself back in the early 1900′s and read a story about a woman whose whole life will be changed by one trip to NYC.
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I was compensated for this BlogHer Book Club review but all opinions expressed are my own.