The Invention of Sarah Cummings by Olivia Newport


Sarah’s world changed when she was a little girl. When she arrived home from school one afternoon, she learned both her parents had been killed. She was immediately sent to an orphanage where she finished out her growing-up years. Simon Tewell, the young administrator, sees something special in Sarah. But can Sarah see it?

When Sarah, now grown and employed as a parlor maid, is out for the afternoon, a young society lady begins speaking to her. As they converse, and the young lady asks her name, “Serena Cuthbert” pops out of Sarah’s mouth. Thus begins the alternate life of Sarah. Since the family she works for is away for the summer, Sarah is able to befriend Lillie as Serena, and have a fun summer of outings and pretending.

But the plot thickens. Serena meets a young eligible bachelor. He is rich, and well-to-do. He is very interested in Serena. He can give her all she has ever hoped for. But are his intentions honorable? Will he find out her true identity?

Meanwhile, St. Andrews Orphanage is in trouble. Simon wants to get closer to Sarah – she has so much to give. Will Sarah see the truth? Will she be able to invent who she truly is?

This was a good read, from start to finish, with a classic happy ending.

On sale now in your favorite Revell book store, a division of Baker Publishing.

I received the book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.



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