Saturday, October 15, 2011

Review:The lady's Maid by Susan Page Davis

The Lady's Maid is well worth the time to read. It is adventours, western and romance in one. I hope their is a follow up book to see what happens next.
Lady Anne Stone's father died and her mother years ago. She is left a small income but cannot keep the house and servants on it. She had two Uncles that would be in line for her fathers fortune and title. One uncle died last year and the youngest one David went to America 20 years ago.  David would inherit but no one has heard from him in the past decade.
Lady Anne decided her and her maid Elsie Finster would travel to America and find him.
Elsie has been with the family for years and agrees to travel with her. Elsie has been her maid for years. Elsie at 40 years old and never been married.  Anne is 20 and a very sheltered.  She suffered from sea sickness the whole voyage.  So when they heard her uncle might have gone to Oregon she did not want to take a boat their.  So they decided not to let on that Anne came from money and title. They would travel with wagon train as friends.
Someone had followed them from New York to St. Louis.  The man they hired to drive the wagon train was spying on them.
Elsie and Anne had no idea how to cook on fire or drive the wagons but they were learning  and willing to learn to be more independant on the trip.
Lot of young men on the wagon train were interested in Anne but she tried to treat them all the same.
The scoutt E.B. did not want to ladies on the train especially those two greenhorns but he
 got close to Elsie.
I really enjoyed watching Elsie and Anne to see how they grew and changed on the way west. Would like to know more about end of the journey. Was not ready to see them go.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
Reviewed on
10/01/2011 PUB Barbour Publishing, Inc.

1 comment:

Susan Page Davis said...

Rhonda, thanks so much for featuring my book! There will indeed be a followup. Lady Anne's Quest will appear in April 2012, so you can find out what happened to Anne, and a third book, A Lady in the Making, will complete the trilogy next fall. I loved writing this story about the two ladies and their struggle as pioneers.