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Instead of living in the home she grew up in the south, her brother and her now live in their Aunt's boarding house in New York. Where she works as a servant there, dealing with spoiled debutantes. However, when one of the debutantes receives a letter from a suitor that she would like to discourage but doesn't know how, she hires Susanna to do so for her.
One letter turns into two and then she finds that she enjoys written to this suitor more than she should. However, what will happen when emotions get involved and it finally becomes time to meet, will she be able to tell him the truth in hopes he won't get angry or will she let him go for good?? My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars!
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Even though this isn't true, this is a short story that seemed to be a clever mix of Disney's " Cinderella " and Lisa Kleypas's " Love in the Afternoon. You'll have Lavinia cleaning your room again. See All Customer Reviews. Shop Books. Read an excerpt of this book! Add to Wishlist. USD 0. Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Explore Now. Buy As Gift. Overview New York, When her mistress receives an utterly unromantic letter from a potential suitor, servant Susanna Parkwell is asked to craft an appropriate response.
Though hesitant to take part in the deception, Susanna agrees, never dreaming the scorned suitor will write back. Theodore Blakely abhors being pressured by his family to marry, but he's intrigued by the witty refusal he receives from "Charlotte". After exchanging more letters, Ted believes he's found a soul mate in his thoughtful and understanding correspondent, and asks permission to formally court her.
Though racked with guilt over her lies, Susanna can't resist the opportunity to meet Ted in person. So she poses as Charlotte at a holiday ball, where she vows to tell him the truth. But when the clock strikes midnight, will Susanna have the courage to reveal her identity and risk losing the man she loves? Product Details Read an Excerpt. Read an Excerpt Poughkeepsie, New York November "Susanna, my room is cold," a nasally voice called from down the hall.
Days like today, when she was the target of Annabelle's game. Of course, most of the other girls completed their college education in four years. Show More. Average Review. Write a Review. A Waltz at Midnight 3. It wasn't a bad story, it just was rather unremarkable. It's a quick read--well under pages--but even so I thought it could have used a lot more development The concept was cute Cinderella-ish story partly told through an exchange of letters and had a lot of promise, it just didn't feel as if it quite delivered all it could have.
It wasn't nearly as satisfying as I had hoped. The author thanked her in-laws in her acknowledgements for watching her children for a weekend so she could write this, and it felt like a story that was written in a weekend. I couldn't help but think that with a little more revision and tweaking, it could have been a much more satisfying story in the end.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago. I got interested in the servant Susanna and her brother who lost a leg in the Civil War but at the end--bang band--hero finds out a fact he didn't know--and met a woman he'd met only in letters but bang--bang--no anger at deception, nothing about brother's lot in the future, nothing--just END! SO I was left feeling hungry and unsatisfied!
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