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Finding Lady Enderly Book Review

Finding Lady Enderly by Joanna Davidson Politano is a beautifully written historic fiction with a touch of My Fair Lady thrown in. Our heroine is a rag lady who takes old fabrics and makes rags of them to sell to the cleaning ladies of her town.  Considered the lowest of the social class, Raina is offered the chance to live a life of ease and refinement, a position she decides to take.

Throughout the mascarade, Raina wrestles with many issues, who she is as a human, is she fulfilling the life she believes she was to lead, and the opportunity to use her new station to better the lives of those living in poverty around her.  What she learns helps her to realize that money isn't the answer to happiness unless you are using it to help another.

The book is filled with beautiful quotes.  Here are a few of my favorites:

“Quiet was the best cure for the noise of my thoughts.”

“No human has the power to take away the inherent dignity given by God, or change the identity He has granted you of belonging to Him.” 

"The weakest version of the real you is stronger than the best imitation of someone else."

"One can only ignore rotting insides for so long before the ruin seeps out."

"I never needed a new identity-just a better understanding of the one who gave it to me."

The author does a wonderful job of developing her characters with the deep and twisting traits of real people. They have flaws, and confusion, and hope, and all the attributes you would attribute to someone you know.  Because of this, I was able to develop a relationship with the characters, even the ones I didn't care about.  She weaves in light romance, historical fiction, gothic novel, and suspense. Sexual tension is evident, but light and no sex scenes are written.  

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  1. That sounds like a fantastic book-one I would read for sure! Have a happy Sunday- xo Diana

  2. This sounds intriguing!!


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