When I began this novel I wasn't aware that I would be unable to put it down until all pages had been devoured! Moriarty transports you with ease back to the early 1900s where life for women is very different from today, using language and descriptions that really make you feel as though you are travelling alongside the characters themselves.
As the story progresses we learn more about the background of our lead character and heroine Cora, and in turn learn about the culture of America at this time and the difficulties women faced as the world around them altered at a rapid pace. As she accompanies a young woman to New York who wishes to persue a summer of dance lessons, she herself has alteria movtives for taking on this role which not only helps to explain her past but to also alter her future.
This a beautiful book, written extremely well, and one I am definitely recommending for everyone to read.The Chaperone