Publisher: Whitaker House | Published: April 1, 2015 | Format: eBook | ASIN: B00VKLN3JS | Origin: Author (Advance Reader Copy )
History? Mystery? Deception? Redemption? Romance? Yes! The Captive Imposter (The Everstone Chronicles Book 3) by Dawn Crandall pulls you in from the start as you wonder why the wealthy heiress, Estella Everstone, is in someone’s employ pretending to be a woman without.
Unraveling the real Estella Everstone from her assumed persona of Elle Stoneburner proves difficult until we are brought back to her family business in her current situation. Inside a place where she can’t let it be known about her connection to this family, she’s home but is all alone, leading us on to an even larger mystery.
***This opinion is my own.***
In The Captive Imposter by Dawn Crandall, we see and learn things that only deepen the real Estella Everstone’s background to uncover much about her former life. It becomes easy to see how she lived in wealth while she worries over what she would have thought about a woman in her own circumstances today. The beauty she’s found in a different station of life is not what she’s let go of already.
It’s when we meet her former love interest who is still busy seeing this woman of her past and not who she has become, we understand the most. However, it is the man who takes an interest in her in these days that we wonder about.
Is Dexter Blakeley all that he portrays?
From the onset, we see a stern man who doesn’t think much of women. He’s handsome but commanding, and at most times, an off-putting personality until one night when Dexter Blakeley becomes human to both us and to Elle Stoneburner.
However, on this night, the mystery surrounding Dexter will only deepen and his feelings seem to increase. Will he be consumed by the lies of others and what about the secrets he’s holding?