This is a great book, but the ending really leaves you hanging. Luckily, there are two sequels. It is a wonderful series. I would definitely recommend them. I give the three of them together five stars!
This was a really enjoyable book.There was a good message about honesty,but I really loved the historical feel of the book. You really get a glimpse of what it may have been like to live in those times. Great Read!
Olivia Mott was miserable. She finds a way out, but in the process lies must be told. When she lands in Pullman, Illinois, her job, even her very life, may depend on her keeping the truth from everyone she meets. She devises a way to keep track of her tall-tales, but shes not sure it will be enough to avoid the looming trouble she feels is following her. In the meantime, she catches the eye of two of the towns eligible bachelors. She must learn to manage her lies, her new occupation and her heart.The first in the Postcards From Pullman series, In the Company of Secrets takes readers back to 1892 and gives a grand picture of what life was like then. Olivia struggles to fend for herself and finds herself in over her head on more than one occasion.Readers who enjoy historical Christian fiction will find this book charming. The only frustration I found was the ending, or lack thereof. Its a great lead-in to the next book in the series, but leaves the reader feeling left in the dark. I highly recommend this book, but warn readers to be prepared to buy the next book in the series as well. :)
In the 1880s in London, Olivia Mott works in the exclusive Spencer home, but when she rejects the sexual assaults of highly regarded Chef Mallard, she finds herself in jeopardy of losing her position. However, she gets lucky when pregnant single Lady Charlotte Spencer decides to go to America to find the father of her unborn child; she wants Olivia along as her companion.They reach factory town Pullman, Illinois where the prime factory is and those who work for the company of the same name live. Under Charlottes direction, Olivia hides her past and obtains work as an assistant chef at the Florence. One lie leads to another and soon Olivia feels engulfed in the well meaning Charlottes web of deceit as she falls in love with sincere town manager Samuel Howard.This is an interesting historical tale that brings to life a company town through the deep support cast and the reactions of the two female English newcomers to Pullman. Olivia is a delightful protagonist who detests the mendacious background that necessity being the mother of invention has forced her and Charlotte to create. Readers will appreciate this Postcards from Pullman tale as Judith Miller vividly brings to life late nineteenth century Americana.Harriet Klausner