Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Dilemma of Charlotte Farrow - A Review

Charlotte Farrow has been serving as a maid in the wealthy Banning household for over a year now. During that time, she's managed to keep her infant son a secret from all but Lucy Banning who helped her find a place to board the baby. When the woman who has been caring for the baby is called away on an emergency and brings the baby back to Charlotte, she's at a loss as to what to do. The household assumes that the child has been left for Lucy, who is currently away on her honeymoon. As plans to find the child a home build among Charlotte's employers, she must either admit that she's his mother or watch him be placed away from her. Will she claim her child at the risk of her position or will she see her son go to another? And what about the coachman who has been showering his attentions on her?

I am awfully glad that I read the first book, The Pursuit of Lucy Banning, before I started this one. Because if I hadn't, I'd have been a bit lost.  I must say that the author did an excellent job of capturing Charlotte's emotions when she faced the decision she had to make regarding her son. I found myself hoping that she would make the right choice. I also thought it fascinating that the domestic staff had very little rights and that they were reprimanded for daring to dream of a better life. I am looking forward to more books in this series.

I received this book for free from the publisher, Revell Books, for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommended to fans of  Amanda Cabot, Julie Klassen Tracie Peterson, Elizabeth Camden, Siri Mitchell

Available January 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Rating - 4 stars


  1. After reading this I had to look up this series and it is now on my to-read list! Thanks!

  2. Enjoyed reading this review. I just posted my review of the same book on and would enjoy your critique, too. The plight of domestic (and other employees out in the working world) employees during that period is daunting.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Vera. I saw your review the other day. I think I will go back and reread it. :)


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