Where to start? I can't decide if I want to sigh or scream with adoration. I want to say this was my favorite but when I think back over on The Hesitant Heiress (reviewed here) and The Bound Heart (reviewed here), I don't think I can pick a favorite. They are all so good for their own reasons.
So let's start the review. Let me first tell you that I've been looking forward to Estella Everstone's story ever since The Hesitant Heiress. Y'all, Ms. Crandall did not disappoint.
Finding herself in need of a secret identity, Ms. Everstone goes to Everston hotel as Elle Stoneburner and meets the manager, Dexter Blakely. Soon she discovers there is more than meets the eye in Mr. Blakely.
I must say when Ms. Crandall describes Mr. Dexter Blakely, I imagined him like Mr. Rochester, only younger and more handsome. Mr. Blakely has his own preconceived notions of women and their frivolity which Ms. Everstone completely contradicts.
Estella herself also goes on a journey of discovery. She is able to find herself and her identity, haven been stripped of all wealth and material possessions she's accustomed to. Can you imagine how easy it would be to find yourself without the distractions of things and family, who presume to know you? This is perhaps what I loved about this novel. Although Ms. Crandall was sure to give us a recap of Amaryllis and Meredyth, we are still able to focus solely on Estella and her growing feelings for Mr. Blakely.
I could go on and on about why I loved this book, but I fear I would enter the realm of spoiling it and that will not do. So, read the book and know you're in for your emotions to go through the ringer!
If you've read the other two novels in The Everstone Chronicles, you won't be disappointed. If you haven't read the first two books, I believe this book would stand on it's own.
You can find Ms. Crandall at her Website, Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, and. Pinterest. You can purchase The Captive Imposter on eBook and as of this month, on paperback as well! Find it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and CBD. Happy Reading! And be sure to leave a review.
*I gave this a 5 out of 5 stars!
** I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review!